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16 February 2021

Cawleys partners with Coventry battery centre

Luton-based waste management company Cawleys announced today (16 February) it has become the waste and recycling partner for the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) in Coventry. The £130 million UKBIC is a publicly funded...

BATTERY RECYCLING

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NEWS ARCHIVE

19 January 2021

WasteCare opens Halifax battery recycling facility

 

Recycling firm WasteCare announced today (19 January) it has opened its household battery recycling facility in Elland, West Yorkshire, following approval from the Environment Agency. The £2 million facility, located a few miles ...

12 January 2021

Valpak raises £5,000 through battery campaign

 

Producer compliance scheme Valpak says it raised more than £5,000 for charity through its #PowerToDoMore battery awareness campaign. It says the campaign also resulted in 1,006 new battery collection points at business sites...

11 January 2021

‘Getting charged up about battery recycling’

 

As is the case every year, demand for batteries increased exponentially in the run up to Christmas 2020, with the average UK household buying an estimated 30 batteries or more every festive period. We talk to Gavin Russell

7 January 2021

Fire warnings issued over batteries and Christmas trees

 

Newcastle city council and the London Fire Brigade have both issued fire warning to residents, urging them to take precautions when disposing of batteries and Christmas trees. Newcastle city council issued a statement yesterday (6...

10 December 2020

European Commission proposes new batteries legislation

 

The European Commission has proposed raising the 45% collection rate for portable batteries to 65% in 2025 and 70% in 2030 as part of its proposal for a new legislative framework for batteries. The new targets were published today...

9 December 2020

Battery collection target for 2020 ‘within reach’

 

Data published by the Environment Agency on 1 December shows battery compliance schemes collected 4,839 tonnes of waste portable batteries in the third quarter of 2020. A total of 11,094 tonnes of waste portable batteries has been...

4 December 2020

Ecosurety awards £500,000 to waste projects

 

Compliance scheme Ecosurety has awarded a total of £500,000 to four UK-based innovation and research projects offering “practical and impactful recycling and reuse solutions”. The Ecosurety Exploration Fund was launched in ...

18 November 2020

Fenix’s battery plant fails to open

 

The opening of Fenix Battery Recycling Ltd’s mixed chemistry battery recycling facility in the West Midlands has been delayed by at least two months, despite claims it would be up and running in October. The company announced in...

16 November 2020

ISWA: Lithium-ion batteries and fire risk

 

In this special report, Jeff Cooper, a past president of the International Solid Waste Association and former producer responsibility specialist at the Environment Agency, looks at the results from a survey by the International Solid Waste ...