360 Environmental
  10th November 2011  

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NEXT TRAINING COURSES  Packaging Waste: 1st December - Sileby, Leics & 8th December - London


England achieves 41.2% household recycling
New report identifies waste treatment over capacity by 2015 in some parts of GB
August Landfill Tax data shows continued decline in landfill tonnages
China aims to recycle 70% of major waste products by 2015
Survey shows majority support for Welsh plastic bag levy
Latest Packaging Waste data published on NPWD
New Resource Association representing recycling reprocessors is launched
EA publish very useful Waste Infrastructure Report
Best Practice Guide for Skip operators published by Recycling and Waste World
CIWM A-Z Guide of waste and waste legislation
November ESA Resource Manager online magazine published
Responsibility Deal with Direct Marketing sector published
Defra publishes Green Leaves III: Guidelines for Environmental Risk Assessment and Management
You Tube video of H&S advisor falling from ladder
HMRC sets up task force to target scrap metal dealers
Scotland sets up Environmental Crime Taskforce
Scrapex Material Price Bulletin

New Consultations - previous ones here.

Wales - Draft Construction and Demolition Sector Waste Plan - closes 31 Jan 2012

Events - Details here

16-17 November - EEE and the Environment 2011 - Heathrow
2 December - Towards Zero Waste - Cardiff

Prosecutions - details here (including all previous ones)

EA - Waste offences cost Bude skip hire company £6k - 10 Nov
EA - 'Slovenly' Middlesex Scrap merchant fined £2.8k for waste offences - 9 Nov
EA - Lincolnshire man jailed for dumping over 1 million tyres around the country - 8 Nov
EA - Telford man ordered to pay £30k for illegal tyre storage - 8 Nov
EA - Lack of waste carriers licences leads to £3k fines - 8 Nov
EA - Suspended sentence for man illegally storing electrical waste at home - 3 Nov
EA - Illegal waste operations cost two men £11k in Peterborough - 3 Nov
EA - Curfew order and £3k costs for illegal storing and burning of waste - 1 Nov
EA - Illegal Rochdale waste transfer station operator ordered to pay £14.5k - 28 Oct
NIEA - Ballynahinch man gets 4 month suspended sentence for flytipping skip waste - 7 Nov
SEPA - £400 fine for Glasgow scrap yard ignoring suspension notice - 2 Nov


The prices below are an indication of available spot prices for 2011 PRNs (last week in brackets). PRN price history shown here.  
Q3 data has pushed the price of aluminium PRNs down, but otherwise, there has been little change.



2011 prices



.75 - 1 (1.50-2)



7-8 (8-9.50)



2-3 (2-4) 



2.50-3 (3-4)



4.50-5 (5-6)




Net recycling



Net recovery




360 Environmental Training Courses

We have two more courses planned for this year as mentioned at the top. More details and booking arrangements are available here.

We are also able to provide standard and tailored training courses at customer sites. For more details, please contact Phil Conran.


A Mafia Godfather finds out that his book-keeper, Guido, has cheated him out of $10 million. His bookkeeper is deaf. That was the reason he got the job in the first place. 
It was assumed that Guido would hear nothing so he would not have to testify in court. 
When the Godfather goes to confront Guido about his missing $10 million, he takes along his lawyer who knows sign language. 
The Godfather tells the lawyer, "Ask him where's the money?" The lawyer, using sign language, asks Guido where's the money?. 
Guido signs back, ‘I don't know what you are talking about.’ The lawyer tells the Godfather, "He says he doesn't know what you are talking about" 
The Godfather pulls out a pistol, puts it to Guido's temple and says, "Ask him again!" 
The lawyer signs to Guido, "He'll kill you if you don't tell him." Guido signs back, ‘OK, you win! The money is in a brown briefcase, buried behind the shed at my cousin Bruno's house.’ 
The Godfather asks the lawyer, "What did he say?" The lawyer replies, "He says you don't have the courage to pull the trigger."
A man goes into a tattoo shop and asks for a large portrait of an indian on his back. 
Half way through it he says ,"I forgot to ask can you make sure he's holding a Tomahawk?" 
The tattooist says, "Give me a break mate, I've only just finished the turban."
Newspaper cutting
A rugby-playing straight man claims he woke up homo se*ual after suffering a stroke.
Chris Birch, 26, suffered a stroke during a freak training accident when he attempted a back flip and broke his neck. But following his recovery he quit his bank job to become a hairdresser, grew to hate sport, called off his engagement and started dating a man. "I was gay when I woke up and I still am," he said. "It sounds strange but when I came round I immediately felt different. I wasn't interested in women any more. I had never been attracted to a man before - I'd never even had any gay friends. But I didn't care about who I was before, I had to be true to my feelings."
Prior to the accident, Mr Birch was planning on settling down with his girlfriend and spent weekends playing sport and drinking with his mates.
Mr Birch, of Ystrad Mynach, South Wales, said: "Suddenly I hated every­ thing about my old life. I didn't get on with my friends, I hated sport and found my job boring. I started to take more pride in my appearance, bleached my hair and started working out. I went from a 19st skinhead, to a 11st preened man."

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