Batteries Wednesday 26 July 2017
10 July 2017

Appointments round-up (10/07/2017)

With news on: UKWSL’s sales director; SEaB Energy board members; Amey Investments MD; Hadfield Wood Recyclers’ new SHEQ manager; G&P Batteries director; and, O’Donovan named ‘Industry Champion’.


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


2 September 2016

Lead acid battery recycling falls but target concerns remain


The proportion of lead acid batteries collected to meet battery recycling targets has fallen, figures for the first half of 2016 published this week (31 August) suggest. However, collections of ‘other’ batteries – such as ...

8 June 2016

WasteCare buys out Veolia share of BatteryBack


The WasteCare Group has announced that it has purchased Veolia’s shareholding in BatteryBack plc making it a wholly-owned subsidiary of the group. And, BatteryBack has also unveiled plans to grow its battery collection activities in the ...

24 March 2016

WEEE & ELV policy transfers from BIS to Defra


Business Secretary Sajid Javid and Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss have agreed that the Environmental Regulation team will transfer from BIS to Defra, under changes that will come into effect on 1 April. The ...

3 March 2016

Lead acid battery collections decline ahead of ‘portable’ shift


The volume of lead acid batteries collected by battery compliance schemes in the final months of 2015  declined compared to previous quarters, ahead of a change in rules over which batteries can be classed as ‘portable’.

4 January 2016

New definition for portable batteries in effect


Changes to the way that manufacturers and recyclers classify portable batteries have been brought into effect which see waste batteries weighing more than 4kg no longer classed as ‘portable’. The introduction of the 4kg ...

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 ...

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