360 Environmental
  19th July 2010  

360 Newsletter


SEPA issues new Guidance for waste oils
Further EA news on Carbon Reduction Commitment
NI Municipal waste management statistics published
EA operate National Metal Theft Day in East Anglia
Renewable energy contributed 10.3% of energy consumption in the EU27 in 2008
European Parliament wants food waste recycling rules
City of Tacoma fine for releasing CFCs
BIS updates Essential Requirements Guide

New Consultations

No new consultations - recent ones here. 


Q2 data is due to be released at the end of this week. Wood has slipped slightly, but otherwise little change. Previous years and earlier this year shown here. We have also updated the spreadsheet showing all relevant packaging data back to 2007 including the quarterly recycling figures.

Current price guide - £/tonne (last week in brackets if there is a change)

Paper - 1.50-2.50 
Glass - 17.50 - 20 
Aluminium - 16-20 
Steel 8-10 
Plastic - 3-5 
Wood - 2-3 (3-4) 
Net recycling - 1.50-3
Net recovery - 1-2

Material Prices

The prices below are an indication of current market values and for large bales except glass. Previous (if change) in brackets.

Corrugated cardboard - £70-75/tonne
Plastic LDPE film - £250-260/tonne
Alumunium cans - £700-750/tonne
Steel cans - £110-120/tonne
Office paper - £140-150/tonne
Mixed glass - £20/tonne
Colour separated - £20-30/tonne


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

13-17 September - IFAT ENTSORGA 2010 - Munich
14-16 September - Recycling and Waste Management Exhibition - NEC
6-7 October - European Bioenergy Expo and Conference - Stoneleigh Park
13-14 October - Irish Recycling and Waste Exhibition - Dublin
3-4 November - LARAC Conference and Awards - Liverpool

Prosecutions - details here

EA - Devon farmer ordered to pay £12k for illegal disposal - 16 Jul
EA - Scrappie fined £10k for Hazardous Waste offences - 15 Jul
EA - Jack Moody Ltd fined £92k for compost site smells and emissions - 14 Jul
EA - Lincs waste company fined £6k for illegal tipping - 14 Jul

360 Support

Training - please note that we now are now running regular training courses on waste legislation. These include:

  • Waste legislation - 11 August
  • Hazardous waste - 8 September
  • Packaging, WEEE and Batteries - 22 September
  • Waste legislation - 6 October

The course are run at our new office in Sileby near Leicester and cost £100/person including lunch.

Please click here for more details.


An old man was on his deathbed.He wanted badly to take all his money with him. He called his priest, his doctor and his lawyer to his bedside.
"Here's £30,000 cash to be held by each of you. I trust you to put this in my coffin when I die so I can take all my money with me."
At the funeral, each man put an envelope in the coffin. Riding away in a limousine, the priest suddenly broke into tears and confessed that he had only put £20,000 into the envelope because he needed £10,000 for a new baptistery.
"Well, since we're confiding in each other," said the doctor, "I only put £10,000 in the envelope because we needed a new machine at the hospital which cost £20,000."
The lawyer was aghast. "I'm ashamed of both of you," he exclaimed. "I want it known that when I put my envelope in that coffin, it held my personal cheque for the full £30,000."


  • Don't be irreplaceable; if you can't be replaced, you can't be promoted.
  • After any salary raise, you will have less money at the end of the month than you did before.
  • The more cr*p you put up with, the more cr*p you are going to get.
  • You can go anywhere you want if you look serious and carry a clipboard.
  • Keep your boss's boss off your boss's back.
  • Everything can be filed under "miscellaneous."
  • Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he/she is supposed to be doing.
  • If you are good, you will be assigned all the work. If you are really good, you will get out of it.
  • People who go to conferences are the ones who shouldn't.
  • If it wasn't for the last minute, nothing would get done.
  • When you don't know what to do, walk fast and look worried.
  • Following the rules will not get the job done.
  • Getting the job done is no excuse for not following the rules.
  • No matter how much you do, you never do enough.

Newspaper clippings

An Australian man was taken to hospital with leg injuries after he drunkenly climbed a fence at a zoo and tried to ride a crocodile. After being chucked out of a pub for being drunk in Broome, northwestern Australia, the man scaled over a barbed wire fence at a Crocodile Park while carrying a flashlight. He then decided to mount the back of a 16-foot long crocodile named Fatso, but was spun around and bit on his right leg, reports the Metro.
Fatso then surprisingly released the man, who rushed back over the fence before being taken to hospital with some 'very nasty lacerations' on his leg, according to Sergeant Roger Haynes of the Broome police. Haynes added: "Saltwater crocodiles...once they get hold of you, are not renowned for letting you go. He's lucky to have escaped with his life.
The man, a tourist from eastern Australia, told authorities that he had wanted to give Fatso a pat.

From the Daily News comes this story of a Leicester couple who drove their car to ASDA, only to have their car break down in the car park. The man told his wife to carry on with the shopping while he fixed the car.
The wife returned later to see a small group of people near the car. On closer inspection, she saw a pair of hairy legs protruding from under the chassis. Unfortunately, although the man was in shorts, his lack of underpants turned his private parts into glaringly public ones. Unable to stand the embarrassment, she dutifully stepped forward, quickly put her hand up his shorts, and tucked everything back into place.
On regaining her feet, she looked across the bonnet and found herself staring at her husband who was standing idly by watching. The AA mechanic, however, had to have three stitches in his forehead.