360 Environmental
  16th August 2013  

360 Newsletter


BIS was due to issue their response to the WEEE Consultation this week but we are told it is delayed until the end of next week.

We are planning a half day seminar in mid-September to go through their proposed changes to the WEEE Regulations and how it will affect the different sectors.

This will be in the Leicester area and cost a maximum of £150/head. If you are interested in attending this, please email Phil Conran for more details as we firm this up.

360 News articles

Scrap Metal Dealers Act delayed16 AUGUST

EA issue consultation on changes to the definition of portable batteries 14 AUGUST

EA publishes monthly breakdown of packaging data 12 AUGUST

Consultation launched on Waste Prevention Plan for England6 AUGUST

Two fined for failing to provide waste to a registered waste carrier 6 AUGUST

Agency publishes new Haz Waste Guidance for businesses and households 6 AUGUST

Latest packaging data defies logic 22 JULY

EA 'edoc' electronic waste transfer note update 18 JULY 

  1. EA Business Environmental Update - Issue - 21 August
  2. Defra publishes AD Strategy and Action Plan
  3. CIWM publishes RDF Exports Research Report
  4. Two Directors of Nationwide Recycling jailed for PRN fraud
  5. Defra publishes National Planning Policy for Hazardous Waste infrastructure
  6. England recycling rate creeps up to 43.6% in 2012, .6% higher than 2011
  7. Further edoc development update
  8. EU Waste statistics updated
  9. EC publishes 'Best Environmental Practices for Retail Trade Sector'
  10. EA issues statement on definitions of 'vehicle' and 'electric vehicle' for Batteries Regulations
  11. Scottish Government report suggests £90m benefit to Scottish economy from bag charge
  12. WRAP calculates carrier bag use up by 1.3% to 8.1 billion
  13. SEPA promoting countdown to 1 Jan changes to Scottish Waste Regulations
  14. EEA report on growing threat of marine litter
  15. English Waste Management Plan consultation response deadline extended to 9 September
  16. New DCLG Guidance to tackle unsightly wheelie bin clutter
  17. ONS Statistics show 8.9% rise in waste management services output
  18. Official figures show UK off track for 2020 renewables target
  19. Further fines handed out in biggest WEEE export prosecution

New Consultations - details here. 

Events - details here

6 Sept - Waste World Cup - annual waste industry punch up - Northampton
10-12 Sept 2013 - Resource Efficiency and Waste Management Exhibition (RWM) - NEC
26 Sep - H&S in Waste Management conference - Stockport
16 Oct - LARAC Conference - Nottingham
13 Nov - ERA EEE Conference - Heathrow Marriott

Prosecutions - details here (including all previous ones)


The prices below are an indication of available spot prices for 2013 PRNs with the previous newsletter price in brackets (if different). Next recycling data is due 22 October. 

Paper - £1
Glass Melt - £70 (£65)
Glass (aggregates) - £43 (£47)
Aluminium - £7 (£8)
Steel - £7 (£17)
Plastic - £65
Wood - £1.50
Net recycling - £1
Net recovery - £0.30

360 Environmental Ltd

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

  • Permitting and Planning
  • Environmental Management Systems including 14001
  • Competence Management System (alternative to WAMITAB)
  • Compliance audits and due diligence
  • ABTO, AATF, AE accreditation
  • TFS
  • On site training

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


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