All posts by Stephen Millband



Posted on 12th August, 2019

World Elephant Day is an international annual event on August 12, dedicated to the preservation and protection of the world’s elephants and is now supported by over 65 wildlife organisations and many individuals in countries across the globe.   Not wishing to stomp on their parade, WasteCare want to take this opportunity to remind us…

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Reporting portable batteries that have been exported from the UK

Posted on 29th November, 2018

The Batteries Regulations 2009 have been amended to allow producers to deduct portable batteries that are exported outside of the UK. The change will take effect as of the forthcoming compliance year of 2019. Producers of portable batteries who are currently registered with BatteryBack now have an opportunity to revise their placed on market data…

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GDPR – We’re Ready, Are You?

Posted on 1st May, 2018

AssetCare, our IT data destruction division, recently hosted a seminar on the impact of the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The seminar was to bring clarity as to how we can all stay on the right side of the law and reduce risk whilst being pragmatic as to the implementation and ongoing requirements of…

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Battery recycling survey leads to Radio stardom!

Posted on 11th January, 2018

During December 2017, BatteryBack carried out its annual battery recycling survey for the second year to understand the battery recycling awareness and habits of UK households. This highlighted that there was a small increase in those recycling batteries compared to last year but worryingly, a third of those questions still admitted to throwing batteries in…

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This Week is the UKs National Recycle Week

Posted on 29th September, 2017

As this week is National Recycle Week it’s a perfect opportunity to remind you of the importance of recycling and how Wastecare has been servicing the UK’s recycling needs. Wastecare via our BatteryBack compliance scheme continues in its communication campaigns to help change the battery recycling behaviour of the public. This year this included consumer…

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WasteCare – Battery collection made simple

Posted on 13th September, 2017

WasteCare have published a video showcasing their battery recycling service. WasteCare have today published a new video to demonstrate their simple battery collection service. WasteCare are the UK’s largest collector of portable batteries and since 2008 have been running a highly successful national producer compliance scheme under their BatteryBack brand. Play the video to see…

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HSE urge use of dedicated recycling points for batteries.

Posted on 9th May, 2017

Members of the public have been urged by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to use recycling points for disposing of batteries. Campaigns have been run to encourage the public to use recycling points The call to use recycling points comes in the wake of fires in household waste and recycling collection vehicles. And, battery…

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Swapping batteries on the ISS via a space walk

Posted on 10th January, 2017

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.


Charge Towards National Battery Day – Thursday 18th February

Posted on 8th January, 2016

Alessandro Volta invented the battery in 1800 (the Voltaic Pile) leading to Alessandro being made a count by Napoleon Bonaparte due to his world changing invention. Following on from Alessandros invention, batteries evolved further when in 1899 French physicist Gaston Plante invented the rechargeable battery. Where would we be today without these life changing inventions?…

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