360 Environmental
  20th September 2010  

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Packaging Regulations registration

Compliance schemes normally require 3 months notice for a member to leave, meaning the end of September for most schemes. If you would like some independent help to assess your scheme's market competitiveness, please email for details.

Producer Responsibility Training Course
22nd September

This course will give you all you need to know about data, registration options, evidence systems and compliance requirements for Packaging, WEEE and Batteries.

 Sileby nr Leicester. Cost: £100/delegate
Other training courses available.

360 News

Joint lands Sainsbury's in court 17 SEPTEMBER
In what seems to be a test case, Lincolnshire Trading standards have confirmed they intend to prosecute a Sainsbury's store under the Essential Requirements Regulations for over-packaging a joint of beef.

Government said to be considering packaging deposit scheme 20 SEPTEMBER
David Cameron has said that the Government will look into the opportunities for a deposit system for packaging following publication of a recent consultancy report.


Final week for CRC registration
HSE to start 3 year programme of LA waste contract inspections in October
EC predicts 64% of energy to come from renewable resources over next decade
On-line renewal of AQSIQ registration delayed
Agency Industry WEEE Liaison Group representatives list updated
EA Chairman calls for European Alliance to stop toxic WEEE exports
LGA asks Chancellor to consider abolishing Landfill Tax
SEPA highlights dangers of fly-tipping
BRC report claims retailers have halved waste to landfill since 2005

New Consultations - details here

EA - Storing drums and intermediate bulk containers: PPG 26 - closes 10 Dec


Previous years and earlier this year shown here. 

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

Paper - 1-2  
Glass - 12-15 (14-17) 
Aluminium - 30-35
Steel 3-4 (4-5) 
Plastic - 1.50-3
Wood - 1-2 
Net recycling - 1-2
Net recovery - 0.50-1

Material Prices

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

Corrugated cardboard - £80-90
Plastic LDPE film - £265-275 (£245-255) 
Aluminium cans - £650-700 (£600-650)
Steel cans - £100-110 (£90-100)
Mixed glass - £20
Colour separated - £20-30


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

30 September - Fresh Horizons for Packaging Waste (catch up on Packaging Waste changes) - London
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 - Illegal waste activity costs N Devon haulier £13k - 14 Sep


360 Environmental - Environmental Permitting Specialist - closes 24 September


A man walked out to the street and caught a taxi just going by. He got into the taxi, and the cabbie said, "Perfect timing. You're just like "Brian!
Passenger: "Who?"
Cabbie: "Brian Sullivan. He's a guy who did everything right all the time. Like my coming along when you needed a cab, things happen like that to Brian Sullivan, every single time."
Passenger: "There are always a few clouds over everybody."
Cabbie: "Not Brian Sullivan. He was a terrific athlete. He could have won the Grand Slam at tennis. He could golf with the pros. He sang like an opera baritone and danced like a Broadway star and you should have heard him play the piano. He was an amazing guy."
Passenger: "Sounds like he was something really special."
Cabbie: "There's more. He had a memory like a computer. He remembered everybody's birthday. He knew all about wine, which foods to order and which fork to eat them with. He could fix anything. Not like me. I change a fuse, and the whole street blacks out. But Brian Sullivan, he could do everything right."
Passenger: "Wow. Some guy then."
Cabbie: "He always knew the quickest way to go in traffic and avoid traffic jams. Not like me, I always seem to get stuck in them. But Brian, he never made a mistake, and he really knew how to treat a woman and make her feel good. He would never answer her back even if she was in the wrong; and his clothing was always immaculate, shoes highly polished too. He was the perfect man! He never made a mistake. No one could ever measure up to Brian Sullivan."
Passenger: "An amazing fellow. How did you meet him?"
Cabbie: "Well, I never actually met Brian. Unfortunately he died. I'm married to his f****** widow." 

Newspaper clippings

A parrot in Colombia has been arrested after it was seized during a police drugs raid.
According to environmental authorities, Lorenzo the parrot was trying to tip-off a local drug cartel when officers conducted an undercover raid early Wednesday.
"This parrot was sending out alerts," said police officer Hollman Oliveira. "You could say he was some sort of watch bird."
Authorities claim Lorenzo is one of nearly 1700 parrots seized by officials after being trained by drug traffickers to act as lookouts.
Lorenzo caused quite the stir on Wednesday as he was presented to journalists. The well trained creature even showed off his look out skills as he yelled out: "run, run you are going to get caught."
"He spent the whole morning saying that," police Colonel Freddy Veloza told RCN television.
Despite Lorenzo's attempts, Veloza's officers still managed to seize more than two-hundred weapons, a stolen motorcycle and a large quantity of marijuana.
At least four men and two other birds were also arrested in the raids.

An estate agent showed prospective buyers around a house in London whilst the owner lay dead on the sofa in the front room.
The estate agent later admitted that the woman on the sofa "looked a bit yellowish" to be simply sleeping.