On the 29th February, the EA released the latest battery recycling data for quarter 4 of 2015.
The data shows that all the compliance schemes had collected sufficient batteries to meet their obligations. However, there is currently a small shortfall for the UK as a whole due the tonnage required for small producers. The collection rate achieved was 39.97% compared to a target of 40%.
The amount of batteries placed on the market by producers in 2015 increased to just over 39,300 tonnes.
David Reynolds, General manager of BatteryBack commented, “It is great to see how far the UK has come since 2010 when the battery regulations were introduced, however, the UK needs to collect and recycle even more batteries, especially since the reduction in lead acid evidence and we are developing communication and awareness campaigns with our members. The small shortfall against the target may be a worry for some in Defra as 2016 is a European Directive target that the UK must achieve.”
The EA data report can be viewed here