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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="...


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


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. 

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 ...

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