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...


25 November 2013

Government backtracks over batteries guidance


By Will Date Plans to amend a discrepancy in the definition of portable waste batteries said to be skewing the UKs progress towards EU battery recycling targets have been pushed back after ...

5 September 2013

Agency data points to battery shortfall


By Will Date The UK is on track to meet its 2013 waste battery collection target, but data published by the Environment Agency yesterday (September 4) shows that the sector is in danger of falling short ...

15 August 2013

Government offers clarity over lead acid batteries


By Will Date Proposals to address a discrepancy in the definition of portable batteries, which is said to be causing a disproportionate amount of the UKs battery recycling obligation to be met by lead ...

12 July 2013

Battery recyclers fined after employee loses finger


Two businesses were fined a total of 4000 for safety failings yesterday after a man caught his hand in a saw at a recycling plant in Ebbw Vale. Battery recycling firm Envirowales Ltd of Victoria Street, St Albans and Jamestown ...

10 June 2013

UK on track for battery target in 2013


By Will Date The UK is on track to meet its second mandatory EU battery recycling target, according to waste portable battery collection data for 2013 Q1 published by the Environment Agency this week.

13 March 2013

UK meets first mandatory battery collection target


By Will Date The UKs battery recycling sector has met the first mandatory EU-wide waste battery collection target which applies for 2012, after achieving a collection rate of 27.70% for the year.

19 December 2012

Government to act on lead acid battery confusion


By Will Date The government plans to address battery recycling sector concerns over vagaries in the definition of lead acid batteries collected for recycling, and could act as early as March 2013 to do so...

4 December 2012

Battery sector welcomes Q3 recycling data


The battery sector has welcomed the latest data from the Environment Agency which shows the UK has nearly met its first mandatory battery recycling target for 2012. The data, which was published by the Agency yesterday (December 3...

13 November 2012

Battery recycler claims UK is going backwards


By Will Date The level of the UKs battery recycling progress has been cast into doubt, with an industry expert claiming that a discrepancy in the definition of portable batteries has seen the industry go ...

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