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12 April 2021

Opinion: ‘Where are the missing batteries?’

In this opinion piece, Justin Greenaway, commercial manager at waste electronics recycler Sweeep Kuusakoski, argues that to improve the collection of portable batteries, the lead acid battery protocol must no longer be used.


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


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...

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...