360 Environmental
  20th December 2012  

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Packaging Waste Regulations - 9 January.

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360 News

A change in the Amendment to the method of calculating the melt targets has created further uncertainty for next year.
The increase in portable lead acid battery evidence has led to the Government reviewing definitions. 
Concerns over the amount of glass evidence for 2012 has seen Defra issue a statement of 'clarification'.
The new targets have been incorporated into our Packaging data calculator, based on the expected method of calculating the melt split for glass.
New EU Regulation will enable glass processors to issue PRNs that currently can only be issued by reprocessors.
Portable lead acid battery recycling reaches 300% of those place on the market.

  1. DCLG issue Planning Guidance to take account of the Waste Hierarchy
  2. Latest Resource magazine published
  3. Recycled material makes up 20% of UK aggregates
  4. UK waste industry Roadmap to Standardisation published
  5. Transposition of Directive setting criteria for storage of metallic mercury waste
  6. Defra announce review of Environment Agency and Natural England
  7. HSE publishes Guidance on Conveyor Workstation design
  8. Eunomia publishes update to Residual Waste Infrastructure Review
  9. EA issues Guidance on Permit requirements for waste management trials
  10. New EA tool helps to identify protect site risks when applying for a Permit
  11. New Government department news site
  12. New LOCOG report shows recycling fell short of 70% target
  13. Report shows that European glass container production rose 1.9% in 2012
  14. Industry support claimed by SEPA for environmental regulation improvements
  15. WRAP budget cut by 11% in 2013/14 
  16. Resource Association 'Cost of Contamination' Report highlights 'crippling' costs
  17. Waste Management 2012 - The year in review
  18. EA December Business Update
  19. Q3 WEEE data published

New Consultations - previous ones here. 

Defra - Transposition of mercury waste storage Directive - closes 25 Jan 2013
Defra - Triennial review of EA and Natural England - closes 4 Feb 2013
SEPA - Proposals to increase fees and charges from April 2013 - closes 15 Feb 2013
SEPA - Proposals to amend the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Fees and charges scheme - closes 11 Feb 2013

Events - Details here

10-12 Sept 2013  - Resource Efficiency and Waste Management Exhinition (RWM)  - NEC, Birmingham

Prosecutions - details here (including all previous ones)

EA - Illegal site costs Peterborough man £4k - 12 Dec
EA - Transfer note trail leads to £11k fine for E. Midlands Demolition Limited - 11 Dec
EA - Illegal WEEE exporters ordered to pay £220k - 6 Dec
EA - £80k penalty for Lancashire man guilty of illegal disposal - 29 Nov
SEPA - Doonin Plant gets record £200k fine for illegal storage - 13 Dec
SEPA - 155 hours of community service for illegal tyre storage - 28 Nov 
HSE - Two London companies fined £110k for waste chute incident - 19 Dec
HSE - Shovel-loader death costs skip company £170k - 17 Dec


The prices below are an indication of available spot prices for 2012 PRNs with the previous newsletter price in brackets (if different).
PRN price history shown here.  
There is still no clear sign as to the final availability for glass PRNs, but with prices still up at around £70, there will end up being a shortfall. 
Other materials are seeing pre-Christmas sales with some rock bottom bargains available.



Current spot price



.50 (1)



 75-80 (75)



4-5 (6-7)



30 (35-40)







Net recycling


.50-1 (1-2)

Net recovery


.30 (0.5-1)


360 Environmental Ltd

Just a reminder that we can provide a range of waste compliance support including:

  • Permitting and Planning
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Compliance audits and due diligence
  • ABTO, AATF, AE accreditation
  • TFS

Details are generally on the website, but if you would like more information, please contact Phil Conran.


A man wakes up in the hospital bandaged from head to foot.
The doctor comes in and says, "Ah, I see you've regained consciousness. Now you probably won't remember, but you were in a huge pile-up on the freeway. You're going to be okay, you'll walk again and everything, however, your peni5 was severed in the accident and we couldn't find it."
The man groans, but the doctor goes on, "You have £9000 in insurance compensation coming and we now have the technology to build a new peni5. They work great but they don't come cheap. It's roughly £1000 an inch." The man perks up. "So," the doctor says, "You must decide how many inches you want. But I understand that you have been married for over thirty years and this is something you should discuss with your wife. If you had a five incher before and get a nine incher now she might be a bit put out. If you had a nine incher before and you decide to only invest in a five incher now, she might be disappointed. It's important that she plays a role in helping you make a decision." The man agrees to talk it over with his wife.
The doctor comes back the next day, "So, have you spoken with your wife?"
"Yes I have," says the man. "And has she helped you make a decision?" "Yes" says the man. "What is your decision?" asks the doctor.
"We're getting granite work tops."
Newspaper clipping
A woman in China who named her dog after her neighbour and swore at it repeatedly has been ordered to pay £500 in compensation.
Hu Lin had fallen out with her neighbour, Wang Sun, after they butted heads over a building extension to his home six years ago, the Austrian Times reported.
It seems she was so angered she decided to call her pooch after him and whenever he was in the vicinity she allegedly started to curse at the pet loudly.
‘To get her own back she named her dog Wang and then whenever she saw me she would start swearing and insulting the dog using my name,’ Wang said during the proceedings at the courthouse in Gansu province, northern China.
'Everyone knew what she was up to.’
The judge agreed Wu’s actions had caused Wang ‘mental anguish’ and punished her with a £500 fine and also told her to apologise.


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