Batteries Tuesday 25 April 2017
6 April 2017

Recharging battery recycling regulations

Robbie Staniforth, commercial manager at compliance specialist Ecosurety discusses efforts to meet battery recycling targets. It was the biggest non-secret in the waste and recycling industry when it was announced last ...


Welcome to our news section with information particularly relevant to those involved in batteries recycling...


4 December 2015

Fire hits WasteCare storage building in Elland


West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue brought a fire at a WasteCare battery storage building in Elland near Leeds under control in the early hours of this morning (4 December 2015). One fire engine remains on site now (10.30 am) as ...

4 November 2015

Battery recycling costs expected to shoot up


The cost of collecting and processing waste portable batteries is expected to increase to around £1,400 per tonne from 2016, as a result of changes to the way waste batteries are classified, Defra has claimed. Changes to the way ...

19 August 2015

Batteries sector set for shakeup after ‘portable’ ruling


Waste batteries weighing more than 4kg will no longer be classed as ‘portable’ when they are presented for recycling, Defra has confirmed, in a move that could lead to an increase in compliance costs for battery producers. A ...

11 August 2015

Babz Media fined for breaching environmental rules


Babz Media Limited, an online trading company operating from Bilton Road, Perivale, Middlesex, has been fined £45,500 for non-compliance with environmental legislation across three separate material types: packaging waste, batteries and ...

26 January 2015

Defra launches delayed batteries consultation


Long-delayed proposals to change the guidance on the classification of waste portable batteries have been published, more than a year after an original consultation on the subject was scrapped. The Department for Environment, Food...

4 December 2014

Q3 batteries data highlights lead acid disparity


The latest waste battery recycling data shows that the proportion of lead acid batteries being used to meet EU targets is declining, but still makes up the majority of the tonnages collected by compliance schemes. The third ...

23 October 2014

Appointment round-up


With news on the  approval of Environment Commissioner by the European Parliament; senior staff appointments at Biffa, and; new managing director at G&P Batteries   MEPs approve Environment ...

27 August 2014

Lead acid battery slowdown continues in 2014 Q2


The proportion of lead acid batteries that are being used to meet waste portable battery recycling targets has continued its decline in the second quarter of 2014, figures published by the Environment Agency last week show. The

23 June 2014

G&P expands automated battery sorting line


Waste battery recycling firm G&P Batteries has increased the capacity of its automated battery sorting line, believed to be the first of its kind in Europe at its facility in Darlaston, West Midlands. The technology is programmed ...

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