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1 April 2019

Waste industry looks to tackle Lithium-Ion battery fires

Sector-led guidance is being drafted to assist waste management companies in handling lithium ion batteries to prevent fires at waste sites. Both the Environmental Services Association (ESA) and the AATF (Approved Authorised ...

BATTERY RECYCLING

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NEWS ARCHIVE

16 April 2019

Lead acid battery recycler secures £1.5m funding packaging

 

Lead acid battery recycler Aurelius Environmental has secured a £1.5 million debt funding package from the government’s Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) to upgrade equipment at its site near Tipton. The funding was ...

13 February 2019

Viridor issues lithium ion battery warning after landfill fire

 

Viridor has issued a warning on the safe disposal of lithium ion batteries following a fire at its landfill site in Dunbar last month. The fire took place in the early hours of January 22 in a ...

19 December 2018

Waste laws amended ahead of ‘Green Brexit’

 

A series of amendments to existing waste laws have been outlined – to ensure that there are no regulatory loopholes once the UK has left the EU next March. The Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) (No.2) Regulations 2019 ...

18 December 2018

Packaging waste ‘immediate priority’ in Defra strategy

 

Manufacturers of packaging and other consumer products face increased costs for the recycling and disposal of their goods – as government seeks to carry out a major overhaul of the producer responsibility regimes for waste. The ...

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 ...

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. The ...

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...

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