Swapping batteries on the ISS via a space walk

For some people, recycling batteries is much more difficult than taking them along to your local retailer! You can find out more about the gruelling 6.5 hour operation here. Back on Earth it’s much easier – find nearest recycling point using our BatteryCan finder by simply entering your postcode.

Battery recycling – recharged

Battery producer compliance scheme BatteryBack is using the Christmas holiday to engage householders on battery recycling – as efforts to improve the UK’s battery collection rate continue. The collection of batteries is being promoted by BatteryBack. Research commissioned by the scheme suggests UK households will consume around 280 million batteries this Christmas – with up…

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Fewer lead acid batteries in recycling figures

The proportion of lead acid batteries collected to meet battery recycling targets has fallen, figures for the first half of 2016 published in August indicate. The provisional Environment Agency numbers show that 7,775 tonnes of waste portable batteries were collected by compliance schemes in the first half of 2016. With a collection target of 45%…

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