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...


10 May 2012

Tick box error linked to UKs battery target failure


The Environment Agency has confirmed that discrepancies in data from compliance scheme CCR Rebat were responsible for the 12 month delay in the release of the waste battery recycling figures for 2010. And, as a result of the ...

11 April 2012

G&P to install UKs first automated battery sorter


By Will Date Wastebatteries collector and sorter G&P Batteries is set to double the capacity of its Darlaston facility in the West Midlands with the installation of an automated battery sorting line.

22 March 2012

Battery data shows UK misses 2011 target


By Will Date Battery producers have narrowly missed their interim target to collect 18% of waste portable batteries for recycling in 2011, according to provisional Environment Agency data. And...

23 January 2012

Budget Pack scheme grows under new partnership


Budget Packs share of the battery producer compliance market looks set to grow considerably with the imminent closure of one of only six battery compliance schemes in the UK. The Bristol-based company has formed a ...

7 December 2011

Battery producers on track to meet 2011 target


Battery producers are on track to meet their interim obligation to collect 18% of waste portable batteries for recycling by the end of 2011, according to the Environment Agency. Data published on the Agencys National ...

24 October 2011

Agency bids to remove battery scheme approval


By Nick Mann The Environment Agency is facing a legal challenge over its decision to withdraw the approval of one of the UKs six batteries compliance schemes. Minutes from a meeting of the ...

28 September 2011

Agency confirms battery efficiencies approach


By Nick Mann The Environment Agency has confirmed that it will not take any action against battery recyclers for not reporting the efficiencies of their battery recycling processes, despite a European ...

19 September 2011

European U-turn creates battery recycling confusion


By Nick Mann A last minute European Commission decision means that UK battery recyclers could have to meet and report the efficiencies of their battery recycling processes next week, despite no system being in ...

8 September 2011

Capacity squeeze to push battery recycling costs up


By Nick Mann Uncertainty over the reprocessing standards needed for waste batteries to count towards recycling targets and a short-term shortage of treatment capacity could push the cost of compliance up ...

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