360 Environmental
  25th May 2009  

360 Newsletter

This week is a particularly important one for those following the Batteries Regulations as prospective compliance schemes must get their approval applications in to the environmental Agencies by the end of the week.


  • An interesting article on the forthcoming Judicial Review on WEEE.
  • A campaign against single use carrier bags has started in Wales.
  • An interesting Times supplement on waste and recycling.
  • A car parts manufacturer has been ordered to pay £20k for Packaging Regulations offences

360 News

Revised Permitting Exemptions delayed 24 MAY
Defra have announced a six month delay to the introduction of the revised permitting regime.

EA issues Position Statement on posting batteries 18 MAY 2009
The EA have released their position on the posting of waste batteries. Householders will be able to post all batteries and businesses non-hazardous batteries without a waste transfer note as long as the batteries are in a sealed container and the postal service used is a registered waste carrier.

Current Consultations

Defra Environmental Permitting Guidance - closes 29 July
Defra revised Duty of Care - 31 July
EA Management of Clinical Waste - 5 June


19 - 21 May - Sustainability Live - Birmingham NEC
10 June - EA/WRAP Workshop on WEEE Exports - London Excel Centre
11 June - Recycling and Waste Forum - London Excel Centre
9 - 11 June - Futuresource waste and recycling exhibition - London Excel Centre


These were taken from actual personal ads - and these were the clean ones!

  • Minimalist seeks woman
  • Patriarch of up-and-coming religion seeks altar girl
  • SWM, old, fat, balding, many disgusting habits seeks SWF with money. Send pictures of your house, car, RV. This could be your lucky day.
  • Submissive male seeks dominant female with extensive knowledge of knots.
  • Hideous-looking, obese, smelly, ill-tempered, lazy, cowardly, chronic, and a complete liar seeks total opposite.
  • SWM into chainsaws and hockey masks seek likeminded SWF. No weirdos, please.
  • Bitter, unsuccessful middle aged loser wallowing in an unending sea of inert, drooping loneliness looking for 24 year old needy leech-like hanger-on to abuse with dull stories and Herb Alpert albums. Baby, you are my Tijuana Taxi.
  • There is a little place in the jumbled sock drawer of my heart where you match up all the pairs, throw out the ones with holes in them, and buy me some of those neat dressy ones with the weird black and red geometrical designs on them.
  • When I was thirty my dates had to be young, slim, tall, handsome, rich, intelligent. Now I'm 64, they only have to know how to read and use the telephone!


News clipping

For those seeking alternative employment, the National Police Improvement Agency are advertising for an Engagement Manager, 'tasked with bringing about business change within the police service'.
For a salary up to £52,626, the successful applicant will be 'spearheading a joined up approach to stakeholder interaction which will involve mapping relationships, developing and delivering activity plans and coordinating and analysing engagement information'.
The job description was drawn up by Chief Inspector Reggie Perrin.