Batteries Wednesday 25 November 2020
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...


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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 ...

26 October 2020

ESA launches campaign to avoid battery fires 


The Environmental Services Association (ESA) is launching a campaign today, 26 October, in a bid to tackle the growing number of fires caused by batteries that have been thrown away. The new national Take Charge campaign urges ...

29 September 2020

Viridor’s Kent plastics plant reopens after fire 


Viridor’s plastic recycling facility in Rochester, Kent, reopened on Friday (24 September), four months after a fire forced the facility to close. Viridor confirmed that the cause of the blaze has not yet been identified however...

15 September 2020

Fenix to open West Midlands battery plant


Fenix Battery Recycling Ltd is to open a mixed chemistry battery recycling facility in the West Midlands in October. The Willenhall-based shredding and recycling plant will be the first in the UK to offer on-site recycling for ...

7 September 2020

‘Batteries nightmare’, says fire-hit Somerset WEEE firm


Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue crews worked through last night to extinguish a blaze at the site of a Somerset-based waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) recycler. The fire began at 11.36am on 6 September at South ...

19 August 2020

ESA to launch public battery recycling campaign


The Environmental Services Association (ESA) revealed early details today (19 August) of a national communications campaign urging consumers to recycle batteries responsibly. The Take Charge campaign, to be launched later...

21 July 2020

WasteCare installs dust system at battery plant


Wakefield-based engineering firm Inprotec has completed a “significant” project to install a system to capture and safely extract operational dust at WasteCare’s alkaline battery recycling plant in Halifax.   ...

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’...

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 ...

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