360 Environmental
  29th August 2014  

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360 Training courses

Our next Whistlestop Waste Training course is 10 September.

If you are unsure about how current and future regulations may affect you, this might be the course for you. £150 per delegate at Sileby, Leics. Details here.

360 News articles (since last newsletter on 12 June)


  1. Interesting analysis of the UK waste management industry
  2. Excellent article explaining the concept of the Circular Economy
  3. ICE publishes 'State of the Nation Infrastructure Report' giving waste a C+
  4. Global waste market predicted to rise 70% by 2019
  5. Welsh household recycling hits 54%
  6. British Plastics Federation launches recycling manifesto
  7. £240k funding for community sector in NI
  8. Top 20 tips to reduce waste in the workplace
  9. WRAP data on plastic bag usage - number up, weight down
  10. 'Millions of 'bags for life' landfilled after few uses' claim
  11. WRAP publishes new carrier-bag use figures
  12. WRAP publishes annual gate fees report
  13. Latest Resource Management and Recovery magazine
  14. English household waste recycling rate remains level
  15. 711,000 flytipping incidents dealt with by English LAs in 2012/13
  16. Defra publishes high level budget forecast
  17. New Chairman of the EA announced
  18. Wales decides Site Waste Management Plans will not be compulsory

New Consultations - details here. 

Events - details here

16-18 Sep 2014 - RWM Exhibition - NEC
12-13 Nov 2014 - ERA EEE Conference - Heathrow T4 Hilton

Prosecutions - details here (including all previous ones)

EA - Illegal disposal of sanitary litter costs Norfolk man £24k - 30 Jul
EA - Suspended sentence for Wolverhampton man with potential £1m clean up bill - 14 Jul
EA - 72 yr old farmer gets 6 months prison for illegal disposal - 11 Jul
EA - Illegal WEEE exporter jailed for 16 months - 20 Jun
EA - Spill at Biogen plant leads to costs of £8.7k - 20 Jun 
EA - Suspended jail sentence for Devon farmer - 16 Jun
SEPA - Oran Env Services convicted of licence breaches - 19 Aug
SEPA - Perth recycling company fined £6k following fire investigation - 10 Jul
HSE - Eurokey Recycling fined £9k following contractor fall - 3 Jul


The prices below are an indication of available spot prices for PRNs with the previous newsletter price (12 June) in brackets if different. The next data to be published will be the Q3 recycling data expected on 22 October. (prices from t2e trading floor).

Paper - £0.85 
Glass Melt - £27 (£40)
Glass (aggregates) - £20 (£25)
Aluminium - £9.50 (£9.50)
Steel - £9.50 (£17)
Plastic - £27 (£36)
Wood - £1.75
Net recycling - £0.85
Net recovery - £0.50

360 Environmental Ltd

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

  • Permitting and Planning
  • Direct registration for Packaging Regulations
  • WEEE Direct Registration and Authorised Representative
  • Environmental Management Systems including 14001
  • Competence Management System (alternative to WAMITAB)
  • Compliance audits and due diligence
  • Zero waste audits
  • ABTO, AATF, AE accreditation
  • TFS
  • On site training

We can also now provide remote training sessions using Skype. This has been used successfully for up to 2 hours with the benefits of cost and travel time.

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


I met a fairy today who said she would grant me one wish. 
"I want to live forever," I said. 
"Sorry," said the fairy, "but I am not allowed to grant that type of wish."
"Fine," I said, "Then I want to die when England wins the World Cup."
"You crafty b*st*rd!" said the fairy.
While stitching a cut on the hand of a 75 year old farmer, whose hand was caught in the squeeze gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. 
Eventually the topic got around to politicians and their role as our leaders. 
The old rancher said, "Well, as I see it, most politicians are 'Post Turtles'. 
Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a 'post turtle' was. 
The old rancher said, "When you're driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a post turtle." 
The old farmer saw the puzzled look on the doctor's face so he continued to explain. "You know he didn't get up there by himself, he doesn't belong up there, he doesn't know what to do while he's up there, he's elevated beyond his ability to function, and you just wonder what kind of idiot put him up there to begin with."                 

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