360 Environmental
  21st December 2016  

Christmas Newsletter

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS

Yet another apology for a very poor year of 360 Newsletters. My New Year's resolution will be to get back on track to at least a quarterly but hopefully a monthly frequency.

Anyway, after a tumultuous 2016, one has to wonder what is in store in 2017 and whether environmental issues will continue to move further down political agendas. This time last year, the EU Circular Economy Package proposals had just been published and whilst there was less than universal approval, at least it provided the basis of a long term strategy for waste. A year later and the policy vacuum is greater than ever. Defra's much-heralded 25 year plan has yet to see the light of day and nobody seems at all sure as to what the regulatory position will be on existing EU requirements on Brexit day. But who knows, perhaps the Government is developing a world-beating environmental strategy within all the Brexit debate and this time next year, we will be humming along to a new environmental tune, full of ambition, hope and enthusiasm for a new beginning.

In the meantime, a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY, PROSPEROUS AND EXCITING NEW YEAR from all of us at 360 Environmental.


Recent 360 News articles (more here) 360 Newsletter archive here


Newslinks
  1. Long-standing scrap metal site closed down after continuous noise complaints
  2. EA publishes Waste Statistics for England
  3. WRAP launches 'Household Waste Recycling Guide'
  4. Defra publishes response to Packaging Regs consolidation consultation
  5. EA updates reprocessor/exporter, Scheme and Producer Guidance
  6. EA updates Waste Recovery on Land Guidance
  7. WRAP publishes updated Textile Collections Procurement Guide
  8. Eunomia updates Residual Waste Infrastructure Review
  9. England's household waste recycling rate falls 0.6%
  10. HMRC to redefine taxable waste from 1 April
  11. NI household recycling rate sees 0.2% rise
  12. Wales Landfill Disposals Tax Bill introduces third 'deterrent' rate
  13. European municipal waste data published
  14. EA warns landowners of industrial fly-tipping risks with video of large bale dump
  15. New research shows the scale of Scotland's food waste challenge
  16. SEPA's Compliance Assessment Scheme shows operator compliance details

Useful links - more can be found here


Relevant open Consultations - details here

Defra/UK - Changes to packaging targets for paper, steel, aluminium and wood - closes 6 Jan 2017
NRW - Changes to Standard Rules Permits - closes 23 Dec 2016
NRW - Charges for 2017/18 - closes 13 Jan 2017


Events - details here

  • 23 Feb - National Food Waste Conference - London
  • 29 Mar - Collection Conference - London
  • 12-14 Sep - RWM 2017 - NEC

Prosecutions - details here 

EA - Farmer fined for assaulting EA officer - 16 Dec
EA - Suspended prison sentence and £7.6k costs for illegal Oxford waste operation - 12 Dec
EA - Suspended prison sentence and fine after fire destroys firm - 18 Nov
EA - Essex Director and waste company fined £20k for garden waste mountain - 9 Nov
EA - Waste permit breach costs London waste company £30k - 9 Nov
EA - Suspended sentence and £50k fine for Swindon Averies brothers - 27 Oct
SEPA - 200 hours unpaid work for Director for illegal waste storage and Duty of Care breaches - 20 Dec
SEPA - £34k fine for tyre storage offences - 5 Dec
DAERA (NI) - Co Down man gets 180 hours community service for illegal vehicle breaking - 8 Dec

PRNs 

PRN prices have remained low since Q3 data was published on late October. The next data due is Q4 in early March..

Current t2e price below (to which trading fees must be added). T2e 2016 average, high and low prices shown in brackets.

Paper - £0.50 (£0.87, £4.75, £0.40)
Glass Melt - £13 (£12.14, £15, £11)
Glass other - £13 (£11.72, £13, 9.75)
Aluminium - £7.50 (£19.35, £30, £7.45)
Steel - £0.85 (£15.79, £30.50, £0.85)
Plastic - £18 (£30.70, £55, £14)
Wood - £1.30 (£1.84, £5, £1.30)
Net recovery - £0.40 (£0.53, £0.95, £0.40)

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)

A doctor, an engineer, and a politician were arguing about what was the oldest profession in the world. 
The doctor started… "Well, in the Bible, it says that God created Eve from a rib taken from Adam’s body. This must have required surgery, and so I can claim with a high degree of confidence that mine is the oldest profession in the world." 
The engineer responded, and said, "But earlier in the book of Genesis, it states that God created the order of the heavens and the earth from out of the chaos. This was the first and certainly the most impressive application of civil engineering. Therefore, dear doctor, you are wrong: mine is surely the oldest profession in the world." 
The politician leaned back in his chair, smiled, and then said confidently, "Ah, but who do you think created the chaos?" (Dedicated to B Johnson)
 
• How does Moses make tea? Hebrews it.
• Venison for dinner again? Oh deer! 
• A cartoonist was found dead in his home. Details are sketchy.
• I used to be a banker, but then I lost interest.
• Haunted French pancakes give me the crêpes.
• England has no kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool .
• I tried to catch some fog, but I mist.
• They told me I had type-A blood, but it was a Typo.
• Jokes about German sausage are the wurst.
• I know a guy who's addicted to brake fluid, but he says he can stop any time.
• I stayed up all night to see where the sun went, and then it dawned on me.
• This girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club, but I'd never met herbivore.
• When chemists die, they barium.
• I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I just can't put it down.
• I did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words.
• Why were the Indians here first? They had reservations.
• I didn't like my beard at first. Then it grew on me.
• Did you hear about the cross-eyed teacher who lost her job because she couldn't control her pupils?

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