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3 July 2020

Scotland needs circular economy investment, MSP says

Investment in infrastructure is required to deliver a circular economy in Scotland, the country’s minister for trade, investment and innovation said on 1 July. Ivan McKee MSP was speaking at an online launch event for Viridor’...


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26 June 2020

Battery ‘cause of RCV fire in East Sussex’


A refuse collection vehicle caught fire in Crowborough, East Sussex last week with the cause being put down to the fact that batteries were thrown into household bins. The East Sussex Fire Department says its firefighters were ...

3 June 2020

Q1 battery data shows UK ‘on track to hit targets’


Statistics published by the Environment Agency for the first quarter of 2020 show the UK was on track to meet its targets for the recycling of portable batteries before the COVID-19 pandemic. But, concerns about the impact of the ...

26 May 2020

WEEE fires caused by batteries ‘increasing’


The number of fires in the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) management chain caused by damaged batteries is increasing, according to a report prepared by EuRic and the WEEE Forum. Published today and titled

19 May 2020

Veolia launches PPE treatment service


Waste management company Veolia has launched a service  for the collection and treatment of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the coronavirus pandemic. Designed to maintain health and safety requirements and developed by...

6 March 2020

Lead acid doubts as UK posts battery recycling rate


Statistics published by the Environment Agency have shown that the UK missed its 2019 battery target by 258 tonnes as at the end of the year, although the figure could still be achieved. The reason for the potential success is ...

9 January 2020

Enva acquires battery firm SAR Recycling


Enva has announced the acquisition of Immingham-based battery recycling firm SAR Recycling for an undisclosed fee. SAR Recycling describes itself as a "leading battery collection and recycling service that operates across the UK ...

3 January 2020

Lincs issues battery warning after Christmas fires


Lincolnshire county council has issued a warning to residents to ensure that all batteries and flammable liquids are removed from waste following three fires at recycling centres over the Christmas break.   The fires took place ...

12 August 2019

WasteCare in recycling message on World Elephant Day


With August 12 celebrated as World Elephant Day, recycling and waste management business WasteCare has highlighted the need to recycle batteries – with a battery elephant spreading the environment message in London. The company ...

5 August 2019

Duracell promotes battery recycling with elephant sculpture


A life-sized elephant sculpture has been created by artist Tony Diaz as part of an initiative by the battery manufacturer Duracell to encourage portable battery recycling, writes Lucy Lewin. According to Duracell, 20,000 ...