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1 April 2019

Waste industry looks to tackle Lithium-Ion battery fires

Sector-led guidance is being drafted to assist waste management companies in handling lithium ion batteries to prevent fires at waste sites. Both the Environmental Services Association (ESA) and the AATF (Approved Authorised ...

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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. 

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. According to research for Ecosurety and ...

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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