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24 August 2018

Concern as UK continues to struggle on battery recycling target

The UK has failed to make progress in meeting battery recycling targets, with lead acid batteries continuing to make up a ‘disproportionate’ share of batteries collected for recycling, G&P Batteries has claimed. [caption ...


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


15 November 2018

WasteCare looks to 2019 opening of battery plant


Recycling firm WasteCare has said that trials of a pilot recycling plant for portable batteries have proved a success and a larger plant is set to open in the New Year. The company has been recycling portable batteries through...

4 October 2018

Currys PC World launches collection scheme for used batteries


Currys PC World's home installation teams will offer to collect customers’ used household batteries for recycling when they deliver and install new appliances, as part of a battery recycling scheme. The scheme, which will last ...

14 May 2018

Schools boost for Duracell and BatteryBack


Alkaline battery producer Duracell has today announced that a scheme it ran last year to encourage children to recycle batteries has seen over 2.3 million recycled. The nationwide initiative, ‘the Big Battery Hunt’, was ...

5 March 2018

Serco wins joint Basingstoke & Deane and Hart contract


Serco has been awarded a £44 million eight year joint contract, with a possible eight year extension, to provide waste and recycling services to two Hampshire local authorities. The contract, with Basingstoke & Deane borough...

30 January 2018

EU consortium creates urban mining database


Several organisations across Europe have united to create a database of valuable materials available for "urban mining" from scrap vehicles, spent batteries, waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) and mining wastes. The...

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. 

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. According to research for Ecosurety and ...

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 ...

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