360 Environmental
  23 December 2015  

360 Newsletter

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Apologies for the rather infrequent newsletters this year and the rather sparse nature of this one. Hopefully things will get back to normal in 2016


ISO14001 has undergone significant change with the new ISO14001:2015 replacing the 2004 version over the next three years. This means that by the end of that 3 year period, all those accredited to ISO14001 will have to be accredited under the new Annex SL system.
360 Environmental is running a two day course that will be delivered by SGS and fulfils the IRCA training requirements for transitioning an existing IRCA qualification to the 14001:2015 Standard.  This IRCA certified training course is aimed at internal and lead auditors to update their skills to the new edition of the standard.
The course is split into 2 modules - the first day will be the Annex SL overview and the second day is a Standard-specific 14001 module. Delegates will receive a certificate of completion and grading for each session. 
The course will run on 9th/10th Feb at a venue tbc near Leicester. The cost is £350 per day for one day or £300 per day for both days which would include lunch and refreshments.

360 News articles

  1. Suez publishes Local Authority recycling performance interactive map
  2. Scotland agrees recycling collection consistency system
  3. Proposed amendments to waste incinerator guidance
  4. Defra post update of biodegradable carrier bag exemption work
  5. Government announces litter strategy for England
  6. England's recycling rate edges up to 44.8%
  7. NI recycling rate slightly increases to 42%
  8. Defra publishes RDF definition
  9. Compendium of European plastics facts
  10. 14% increase in RDF exports from England
  11. Dublin company fined 20m euros for waste offences
  12. EA proposes stricter wood and WEEE fire regulations


Events - details here

13 - 15 Sep 2016 - RWM Show


The prices below are an indication of available spot prices for PRNs (prices from t2e trading floor). The next data to be published will be the Q4 recycling data expected in February or March.
Prices in brackets are from last newsletter (November). Other than plastic and paper, there has been very little tonnage traded since Q3 data was released, so some of the prices - glass and aluminium for instance - should be treated with caution.

Paper - £4.50 (£1.50) Has been up to £7 over the last two weeks
Glass Melt - £9.50 (£12)
Glass other - £9.50 (£12)
Aluminium - £42.50 (£70)
Steel - £12.50 (£40) Has been up to £53 over last month
Plastic - £65 (£76)
Wood - £18 (£1.75) has been up to £25 in last two weeks
Net recycling - £4.50 (£1.50) 
Net recovery - £4.75 (£0.75)
PRN prices have been highly volatile over the last two months. The steel mill closures saw poor steel can recycling figures when Q3 data was published at the end of October and at one stage, it looked as though there might be a shortfall of steel PRNs for the year. High PRN prices seem to have recovered that situation. Plastic remains very fragile with continued uncertainty as to the end of year position. Wood jumped from a position it has been at for a number of years to £25 at one point as a shortage to meet the wood targets came to light with a large proportion of wood having been forward-purchased earlier in the year to meet a possible recovery shortfall.
It is extremely difficult to predict 2016 prices, but a proposed fall in the plastics recycling target might stabilise that for next year whilst continued uncertainty in the steel processing industry causes concern. Recovery PRNs are expected to be in much greater supply next year with new accreditations pushing up volumes. Overall, 2015 has been a rollercoaster year and at this stage, 2016 looks unlikely to be much more settled.

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 ISO14001
  • Competence Management System (alternative to WAMITAB)
  • Compliance audits and due diligence
  • Zero waste audits
  • 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.

Humour (apologies for the quality)

Three men died on Christmas Eve and were met by Saint Peter at the pearly gates.
"In honor of this holy season," Saint Peter said, "You must each possess something that symbolises Christmas to get into heaven."
The first man fumbled through his pockets and pulled out a lighter. He flicked it on. "It represents a candle," he said. "You may pass through the pearly gates," Saint Peter said.
The second man reached into his pocket and pulled out a set of keys. He shook them and said, "They're bells." Saint Peter said, "You may pass through the pearly gates."
The third man started searching desperately through his pockets and finally pulled out a pair of women's knickers.
St. Peter looked at the man with a raised eyebrow and asked, "And just what do those symbolise?"
The man replied, "They're Carol's."

Due to the current economic crisis, Greece is cancelling all production of humus and Taramasalata.
It's a double dip recession

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