Batteries Saturday 26 September 2020
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 ...


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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 ...

3 June 2020

Q1 battery data shows UK ‘on track to hit targets’


Statistics published by the Environment Agency for the first quarter of 2020 show the UK was on track to meet its targets for the recycling of portable batteries before the COVID-19 pandemic. But, concerns about the impact of the ...

26 May 2020

WEEE fires caused by batteries ‘increasing’


The number of fires in the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) management chain caused by damaged batteries is increasing, according to a report prepared by EuRic and the WEEE Forum. Published today and titled

19 May 2020

Veolia launches PPE treatment service


Waste management company Veolia has launched a service  for the collection and treatment of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the coronavirus pandemic. Designed to maintain health and safety requirements and developed by...

6 March 2020

Lead acid doubts as UK posts battery recycling rate


Statistics published by the Environment Agency have shown that the UK missed its 2019 battery target by 258 tonnes as at the end of the year, although the figure could still be achieved. The reason for the potential success is ...