360 Environmental
  6th December 2011  

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NEXT TRAINING COURSES  Packaging Waste Regulations: 8th Dec - London, 18th Jan/1st Feb - Sileby, Leics.

360 News

Latest battery data raises questions over lead acid protocols 3 DECEMBER
The latest data published by the EA raises questions as to whether the UK is making any progress in battery recycling.

Defra to change Waste Regulations over 'separate collections' 30 NOVEMBER
Defra appear to back down over their interpretation of 'separate collections' as Judicial Review looms.

Latest Landfill Tax stats show continued decline in standard rate inputs 29 NOVEMBER
The latest Landfill Tax stats released by HMRC have shown a continued decline in standard rate tonnage inputs for the UK but a plateauing of inert and exempt tonnages.


Scotland achieves 43.6% recycling April-June
Wales to merge EA, Forestry Commission and Countryside Council
EA updates Guidance on storage and treatment of waste aerosols and other pressurised wastes
Wales publishes Residual Waste Treatment Programme
EC launches new RoHS Directive study
EA prevent illegal dumping at Oxford golf course after tip-off
WEEE Christmas TV advert inspires local authorities
Interactive map shows where councils are sharing services
Small businesses call for relaxation of waste rules
Signatories on target to meet Courtauld 2 objectives
Shoppers steal Morrisons' wire baskets following Welsh bag tax introduction
Investigation by trade body shows widespread disregard for document security
New report suggests that packaging printing ink can contaminate food
EEA Report examines benefits to economy that come from recycling
Article and film on WEEE pollution in Ghana
Hong Kong to create 3000 tpd waste facility on artificial island
Defra publish Guidance on applying the waste hierarchy to hazardous waste
Brazil illegal exports trial adjourned
Majority of Britons happy with waste collections
Minister suggests that SMEs should work together on recycling

New Consultations - previous ones here.

Defra - Draft revision Process Guidance Notes - closes various
EA - Pollution prevention Guidance Used Oils: PPG8 - closes 9th Jan
Scottish Government - Raising the turnover required by a metal dealer for examption from licensing - closes 29 Feb

Events - Details here

11-15 Sept 2012 - RWM Exhibition - NEC

Prosecutions - details here (including all previous ones)

EA - Bristol waste company owner jailed for serial flytipping - 5 Dec 
EA - Cambs plant hire company fined £7k for illegal storage and burning - 24 Nov
EA - Lincolnshire skip company found guilty of illegal waste site and flytipping - 23 Nov
HSE - Worker falling from truck costs Neales Waste Management £26k - 29 Nov 


The prices below are an indication of available spot prices for 2011 PRNs (last week in brackets). PRN price history shown here.  
The next data is ridiculously not due until the 2nd April when the final 2011 outturn data including Q4 is published.



2011 prices






8-9 (7-8)



1.50-2 (2-3)






4-4.50 (4.50-5)




Net recycling



Net recovery




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  • When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds. 
  • The guy who fell onto an upholstery machine was fully recovered. 
  • You are stuck with your debt if you can't budge it. 
  • He broke into song because he couldn't find the key. 
  • A calendar's days are numbered. 
  • A boiled egg is hard to beat. 
  • He had a photographic memory which was never developed. 
  • The short fortune teller who escaped from prison: a small medium at large. 
  • Those who get too big for their britches will be exposed in the end.


Newspaper clipping
On a recent trip to the United States , Tony Blair, a former Prime Minister of the UK, addressed a major gathering of Native American Indians. He spoke for almost an hour on his plans for a CarbonTrading Tax for the UK and Europe. At the conclusion of his speech, the crowd presented him with a plaque inscribed with his new Indian name - Walking Eagle. A very chuffed Tony then departed in his motorcade, waving to the crowds. A news reporter later asked one of the Indians how they came to select the new name given to Tony Blair They explained that Walking Eagle is the name given to a bird so full of s**t that it can no longer fly.

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