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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 ...


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19 December 2018

Waste laws amended ahead of ‘Green Brexit’


A series of amendments to existing waste laws have been outlined – to ensure that there are no regulatory loopholes once the UK has left the EU next March. The Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) (No.2) Regulations 2019 ...

18 December 2018

Packaging waste ‘immediate priority’ in Defra strategy


Manufacturers of packaging and other consumer products face increased costs for the recycling and disposal of their goods – as government seeks to carry out a major overhaul of the producer responsibility regimes for waste. The ...

15 November 2018

WasteCare looks to 2019 opening of battery plant


Recycling firm WasteCare has said that trials of a pilot recycling plant for portable batteries have proved a success and a larger plant is set to open in the New Year. The company has been recycling portable batteries through...

4 October 2018

Currys PC World launches collection scheme for used batteries


Currys PC World's home installation teams will offer to collect customers’ used household batteries for recycling when they deliver and install new appliances, as part of a battery recycling scheme. The scheme, which will last ...

24 August 2018

Concern as UK continues to struggle on battery recycling target


The UK has failed to make progress in meeting battery recycling targets, with lead acid batteries continuing to make up a ‘disproportionate’ share of batteries collected for recycling, G&P Batteries has claimed. The ...

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. 

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