360 Environmental
  26th July 2010  

360 Newsletter

Apologies for re-send. Jobs missed out on first version.

360 News

Q2 packaging recycling data published- 22 July
Quarter 2 packaging recycling data has been published showing a steep increase in the amount of glass being recycled, but an equally sharp fall in aluminium.

WEEE Advisory Body to close - 19 July
BIS have announced that as part of the Government's review of Non-Departmental Government Bodies, they have decided to close down the WAB


Sinoway International fined over illegal WEEE export
Wrap launch mixed plastics loan fund
EA publish Clinical Waste Guide
Defra sets out draft Structural Reform Programme
Tea bags not 100% compostable......
WRAP publish 2009/10 accounts and Review of the Year
WRAP launch service to help manufacturers reduce waste
Renewable energy league table shows UK at 2.2% in 2008
European PET recycling reaches 48.4%

New Consultations - details here

DEFRA - New Animal By-Products (Enforcement) (England) Regulations 2011 - closes 10 September
EA - Incident response - Dealing with spills: PPG22 - 22 Sep


Q2 data was released on 22nd July (see 360 news). On the back of this, aluminium prices have risen slightly and plastic prices have fallen. The remainder appear to have remained broadly similar.  Previous years and earlier this year shown here. 

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

Paper - 1.50-2.50 
Glass - 17.50-20 
Aluminium - 18-22 (16-20) 
Steel 8-10 
Plastic - 2-4 (3-5) 
Wood - 2-3 
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 - £265-275 (£250-260/tonne)
Aluminium cans - £700-750/tonne
Steel cans - £90-100 (£110-120/tonne)
Office paper - £135-145 (£140-150/tonne)
Mixed glass - £20/tonne
Colour separated - £20-30/tonne


Palm Recycling Ltd
Health and Saftey Coordinator (North West) - closes 29th July
Business Manager (Home based) - closes 29th July


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 - Flooring company ordered to pay £36k for 3 years failure to register - 22 Jul
EA - Leicester waste company hit with £11.4k costs for disposal offences - 23 Jul
EA - Paper pulp company ordered to pay £25k for exemptions offences - 16 Jul
SEPA - Demolition company fined £3.2k for burning waste - 19 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.


Tommy Cooperism's

  • I went into this pub, and I ate a ploughman's lunch. He was livid.
  • I got home from work and the wife said - I'm very sorry dear, but the cat's eaten your dinner'. I said 'Dont worry - I'll get you a new cat'.
  • I've always been unlucky. I had a rocking horse once, and it died.
  • I went to the butchers the other day and I bet him 50 quid that he couldn't reach the meat off the top shelf. And he said, 'no, the steaks are too high.'
  • I was woken up this morning by a tap on the door. I must remember to get the plumber to take it off.
  • A woman told her doctor, 'I've got a bad back.' The doctor said, 'It's old age.' The woman said, 'I want a second opinion.' The doctor says, 'OK. You're ugly as well.'
  • A woman phoned her husband and said, 'The carburettor is full of water.' 'Where's the car?' the man said. 'In the river,' she replied.
  • I'm on a whiskey diet. I've lost three days already.
  • A man goes to the doctor. The doctor tells him that he has three minutes to live. 'Doctor what can you give me?' the man says. 'A hard boiled egg,' says the doctor.
  • I slept like a log last night. I woke up in the fireplace.
  • I went to the doctor the other day, I said I've broke my leg in three places. He said, 'Don't go to those places.'
  • I went into the bank today. I said, 'Could you check my balance?' - They pushed me over.
  • And the back of his anorak was leaping up and down, and people were chucking money to him. I said 'Do you earn a living doing that?' He said 'Yes, this my livelihood.'"
  • Went to the paper shop - it had blown away.
  • I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day but I couldn't find any.
  • I bought some HP sauce the other day. It's costing me 6p a month for the next 2 years.
  • A man walked into the doctor's, The doctor said 'I haven't seen you in a long time' The man replied, 'I know I've been ill'.
  • I went to the doctors the other day and I said, 'have you got anything for wind?' So he gave me a kite.
  • I cleaned the attic with the wife the other day. Now I can’t get the cobwebs out of her hair.
  • A guy walks into a pub with a lump of asphalt on his shoulder. He says to the bar man give us a pint and one for the road.
  • I backed horse last week at ten to one. It came in at quarter past four.

Newspaper clippings

Police are hunting for a man who has decorated car parks in Lewes, East Sussex, with photographs of a p*nis that has been tied up with a yellow ribbon. "We have not received any formal complaints," said the police. "However, we are concerned that the posters have appeared quite close to local schools." They added: "From what we've seen, if this is a self portrait, the artist won't be in a hurry to be identified."

A heavily pregnant mum gave supermarket shoppers a shock when her waters broke in the salad aisle. Carine McCarthy was in Morrisons when nature took its course. Staff and shoppers came to her aid and baby Mason was born lass than 4 hours later. Carine, 31, of Herne Bay, said: "One lady said I'd gone up market waiting until I was in Morrisons. Her waters broke in Asda."