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3 October 2017

Used batteries ‘hoarded in homes’ could boost recycling

The shortfall in meeting the battery recycling target could be eradicated if the public recycled the used batteries ‘hoarded’ in UK homes, compliance scheme Ecosurety has suggested. [caption id="attachment_119742" align="...

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NEWS ARCHIVE

18 October 2017

News in brief (17/10/17)

 

With news on: FCC's health and safety accolade; NERF's annual conference; Viridor's call for input into lithium battery detection; ESG's rebranding and Global Recycling Day. 

16 August 2017

EA updates export guidance for range of materials

 

Updated guidance relating to the export of packaging, batteries and waste electrical items for recycling has been issued by the Environment Agency. The guidance relates to the rules surrounding the need to send materials to plants...

15 August 2017

Two battery recycling plants to open by end of year

 

The UK is set to have two battery recycling plants in operation later this year with the announcement that compliance scheme Ecosurety and recycling firm Belmont Trading are partnering on a plant in Scotland. In September a ...

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’.

26 May 2017

Duracell and Battery Back partner for ‘Battery Hunt’ campaign

 

Alkaline battery producer Duracell and the compliance scheme Battery Back have partnered on a pilot scheme to encourage battery recycling in schools. To date, 50 schools have participated in the programme, dubbed ‘The Big ...

24 May 2017

Man injured after G&P Batteries fire

 

A 26-year-old man has been treated in hospital for minor injuries following a fire at G&P Batteries’ Darlaston recycling facility in the West Midlands yesterday afternoon (23 May), emergency services have confirmed. The ...

8 May 2017

HSE urges public to use battery recycling points

 

Members of the public have been urged by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to use recycling points for disposing of batteries. The call to use recycling points comes in the wake of fires in household waste and recycling ...

4 May 2017

Warrington in battery warning after RCV fire

 

Warrington borough council has urged residents not to dispose of batteries through its kerbside recycling service, after a collection vehicle was damaged when a lamp battery caught fire last month. Cheshire Fire and Rescue ...

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 ...

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