360 Environmental
  12th October 2009  

360 Newsletter


The deadline for large producers (>1 tonne portable batteries placed on the market in 2009) is this Thursday (15th October).

The deadline for small portable battery producers (one tonne or less) and industrial/automotive battery producers is within 28 days of 15th October. 360 offers a registration service for these types of producer.

360 News

WEEE Schemes approval appeals - 12 Oct
Two of the schemes that had their WEEE approval turned down by the EA are to have their appeals heard this week.

General news

Commission takes UK to Court over waste water collection systems
Two firms fined after unlicensed asbestos removal
Envirowise launch Rethink Waste initiative
Global plastic demand in 2008 drops for first time
London one of the most wasteful cities in Europe according to new report
Packaging use per head in UK remains constant over 10 years
Key changes to Carbon Reduction Commitment announced
Envirowise offer three free Site Waste Management Plan seminars


No new consultations in last week

Consultations due to close this week (details on website)

Strategy for Hazardous Waste Management in England - closes 13 October
Proposals for Fairer and Better Environmental Enforcement - closes 14 October

Environmental Permitting - H4 Odour Management Guidance - closes 13 October

Other current consultations

PRN Prices

We have a page on the website showing Quarterly prices and general price history for PRNs. In the newsletter, we will therefore just give any price swings that have occurred over the past week. These should be taken as a guide only as prices may vary due to volume purchased, month of purchase etc. But they will not be far out. Figures shown are £/tonne.

Generally, there has been little change in the last week although steel has slipped sharply with the spot price sitting at around £65/tonne at the end of last week. The Quarter 3 reprocessing data is due next week (22/23 October).

If you have PRN pricing information from your scheme you would like to share (on a confidential basis), we are looking to try and compare scheme charges in future newsletters. Please email phil.conran@360environmental.co.uk

Material current price/tonne change on previous week
Paper 3-5 0
Glass 22-25 0
Aluminium 55-60 0
Steel 65-70 -30
Plastic 10-13 0
Wood 3-5 -1
Net recycling 3-5 0
Net recovery 2-4 0

WEEE Evidence prices

We have had a number of requests for a WEEE Evidence price table similar to the PRN table above. This is much more difficult to do as there is not, generally, a WEEE evidence market like there is for PRNs. Compliance schemes have to collect most of what they need and clearly, the costs for collecting mixed WEEE in Hampshire may be very different to Cornwall. Nevertheless, the prices below give an indication of what we believe are average prices for the collection and treatment of WEEE.

If you have any different WEEE evidence prices from your compliance scheme, we would be grateful for information (on a confidential basis) as we would like to publish a comparison in our newsletter. Please email phil.conran@360environmental.co.uk

LDA (Cat 1) - £0-20/tonne (this has a positive value, but many schemes will pass that back to the Councils and then incur the haulage charge)
Cooling (Cat 12) - £100-125/tonne
Displays (Cat 11) - £190-230/tonne
Mixed (Cats 2-10) - £60-100/tonne
Gas Discharge (Cat 13) - £1000-1500/tonne


Details of these and links to the organisers can be found on our website

20 October - letsrecycle.com Awards Lunch - London
27-30 October - Entsorga-Enteco 2009 - Cologne
3-5 November - World Recycling Forum - Shanghai
4 November - WRAP Resource Efficiency Conference - London
11 November - CIWM Awards for Environmental Excellence- London


We list previous prosecutions on the website back to mid June and have now split out all the Packaging Regulations prosecutions since October 2008.

New since last week

EA - Cheshire company ordered to pay £10k for illegal export of tyres to Vietnam - 8 Oct
EA - County Mulch in Suffolk fined £22k for breach of licence and causing pollution - 8 Oct
EA - £3k fines for illegal disposal - 8 Oct
EA - Community service for operating without a waste management licence - 8 Oct
NIEA - Farmer fined £3.5k for pollution - 6 Oct
NIEA - Farmer fined £200 for pollution - 12 Oct

Important dates coming up

15 October - Deadline for producer registration (or re-registration) under WEEE Regs
15 October - Deadline for producer registration under Batteries Regulations

360 Services

For many companies registered under the Packaging Waste and WEEE Regulations, this has been an expensive year. 360 can help you understand whether what you are paying is representative and reasonable. 360 can provide independent market advice on the most cost effective route to compliance. We can also provide a full compliance management service including the gathering of data and registration for 2010.


English signs in foreign countries

  • In a Rome laundry: Ladies, leave your clothes here and spend the afternoon having a good time.
  • In a Czechoslovakian tourist agency: Take one of our horse-driven city tours -- we guarantee no miscarriages.
  • Advertisement for donkey rides in Thailand: Would you like to ride on your own ass?
  • On the tap in a Finnish washroom: To stop the drip, turn cock to right.
  • On the box of a clockwork toy made in Hong Kong: Guaranteed to work throughout its useful life.
  • Detour sign in Kyushu, Japan: Stop: Drive Sideways.
  • In a Bangkok temple: It is forbidden to enter a woman even foreigner if dressed as a man.
  • In a Tokyo bar: Special cocktails for the ladies with nuts.
  • In a Copenhagen airline ticket office: We take your bags and send them in all directions.
  • In a Norwegian cocktail lounge: Ladies are requested not to have children in the bar.
  • At a Budapest zoo: Please do not feed animals. If you have any suitable food, give it to the guard on duty.
  • In the office of a Roman doctor: Specialist in women and other diseases.
  • In a Tokyo hotel: Is forbidden to steal hotel towel please. If you are not person to do such thing is please not to read this notice.
  • In another Japanese hotel room: Please to bathe inside the tub.
  • In a Bucharest hotel lobby: The lift is being fixed for the next day. During that time we regret that you will be unbearable.
  • In a Leipzig elevator: Do not enter backwards, and only when lit up.
  • In a Belgrade hotel elevator: To move the cabin, push button for wishing floor. If the cabin should enter more persons, each one should press a number of wishing floor. Driving is then going alphabetically by national order.
  • In a Paris hotel elevator: Please leave your values at the front desk.
  • In a Yugoslavian hotel: The flattening of underwear with pleasure is the job of the chambermaid.
  • In a Japanese hotel: You are invited to take advantage of the chambermaid.
  • In an Austrian hotel catering to skiers: Not to perambulate the corridors in the hours of repose in the boots of ascension.
  • In the menu of a Polish hotel: Salad a firm's own make; limpid red beet soup with cheesy dumplings in the form of a finger; roasted duck let loose; beef rashers beaten up the country people's fashion.
  • In a Hong Kong supermarket: For your convenience, we recommend courteous, efficient self-service.
  • Outside a Hong Kong tailor shop: Ladies may have a fit upstairs.
  • In a Bangkok dry cleaner's: Drop your trousers here for best results.
  • Outside a Paris dress shop: Dresses for street walking.
  • In an Acapulco hotel: The manager has personally passed all the water served here.
  • In a Tokyo shop: Our nylons cost more than common, but you'll find they are best in the long run.
  • From a brochure of a car rental firm in Tokyo: When passenger of foot heave in sight, tootle the horn. Trumpet him melodiously at first, but if he still obstacles your passage then tootle him with vigor.
  • Two signs from a Majorcan shop entrance: English well talking. Here speeching American.

Newspaper clipping

A Japanese airline is asking passengers to visit the lavatory before boarding in an attempt to reduce carbon emissions. All Nippon Airways (ANA) says empty bladders mean lighter passengers, which means lighter aircraft and lower fuel use. The airline will position staff near the boarding gates in terminals to ask passengers waiting for their flight to relieve themselves before boarding the aircraft. It hopes that the weight saved will lead to a five-tonne reduction in carbon emissions over the course of a month, reports the Daily Telegraph. ANA started the policy on 1 October as a one month trial but says it may be expanded if successful.
Flying is the fastest-growing source of carbon dioxide emissions, accounting for more than 600 million tons of the greenhouse gas per year.