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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. [caption id="attachment_119742" align="...


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13 March 2013

UK meets first mandatory battery collection target


By Will Date The UKs battery recycling sector has met the first mandatory EU-wide waste battery collection target which applies for 2012, after achieving a collection rate of 27.70% for the year.

19 December 2012

Government to act on lead acid battery confusion


By Will Date The government plans to address battery recycling sector concerns over vagaries in the definition of lead acid batteries collected for recycling, and could act as early as March 2013 to do so...

4 December 2012

Battery sector welcomes Q3 recycling data


The battery sector has welcomed the latest data from the Environment Agency which shows the UK has nearly met its first mandatory battery recycling target for 2012. The data, which was published by the Agency yesterday (December 3...

13 November 2012

Battery recycler claims UK is going backwards


By Will Date The level of the UKs battery recycling progress has been cast into doubt, with an industry expert claiming that a discrepancy in the definition of portable batteries has seen the industry go ...

26 October 2012

G&P installs Europes first automated battery sorter


By Will Date Waste battery recycler G&P Batteries has installed what is thought to be Europes first automated battery sorting machine at its facility in Darlaston, West Midlands. Batteries are ...

19 September 2012

UK on course to meet first battery collection target


By Will Date The UKs battery recycling sector is confident that the first mandatory battery recycling target will be met, following the release of collection data for the first half of 2012. ...

3 September 2012

All Oxfordshire councils now collecting batteries


All Oxfordshire councils are collecting batteries at the kerbside as of today (September 3), as Oxford city council rolls out the service to its residents. The Oxfordshire Waste Partnership (OWP), which represents the six ...

17 July 2012

UK meets 2011 battery recycling target


By Will Date The UK just met its battery recycling target in 2011, according to final portable battery recycling data published by the Environment Agency. The data shows that the overall ...

12 July 2012

WasteCare acquires assets of ailing battery recycler


Waste management firm WasteCare has purchased the assets of battery recycling firm Loddon Recycling Ltd, after the company went in to administration on June 23. WasteCare, which operates the BatteryBack compliance scheme, is a ...

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