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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 ...


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9 January 2020

Enva acquires battery firm SAR Recycling


Enva has announced the acquisition of Immingham-based battery recycling firm SAR Recycling for an undisclosed fee. SAR Recycling describes itself as a "leading battery collection and recycling service that operates across the UK ...

3 January 2020

Lincs issues battery warning after Christmas fires


Lincolnshire county council has issued a warning to residents to ensure that all batteries and flammable liquids are removed from waste following three fires at recycling centres over the Christmas break.   The fires took place ...

12 August 2019

WasteCare in recycling message on World Elephant Day


With August 12 celebrated as World Elephant Day, recycling and waste management business WasteCare has highlighted the need to recycle batteries – with a battery elephant spreading the environment message in London. The company ...

5 August 2019

Duracell promotes battery recycling with elephant sculpture


A life-sized elephant sculpture has been created by artist Tony Diaz as part of an initiative by the battery manufacturer Duracell to encourage portable battery recycling, writes Lucy Lewin. According to Duracell, 20,000 ...

21 June 2019

Merseyside BeBatterySavvy HWRC campaign launches


A campaign asking members of the public to separate batteries from electrical items at Merseyside household waste recycling centres has launched this week. The campaign, which has been dubbed ‘BeBatterySavvy’ is part of an ...

6 June 2019

Battery recycling target for 2018 met


The UK met its waste portable battery recycling target for 2018, although concerns over the volume of lead acid batteries being counted towards the overall target have persisted. Figures published by the Environment Agency this ...

4 June 2019

G&P Batteries rebrands as Ecobat Logistics


The West Midlands-based battery collection and sorting company, G&P Batteries, has changed its name to Ecobat Logistics. The name change sees the company, which is based at a site at Darlaston, near Walsall, become more ...

15 May 2019

Harrogate council in battery warning after RCV fire


Harrogate borough council has issued a reminder to residents not to dispose of lithium ion batteries within mixed dry recyclable waste, following a small fire in a recycling collection vehicle this week. The incident occurred ...

29 April 2019

Merseyside pilot project to address Li-Ion battery fires


Merseyside residents taking small waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) items to HWRCs this summer will be asked to sort them into one of three bins, as part of a pilot project to tackle fires arising at WEEE recycling sites.