Battery recycling on the up

Posted on 19th October, 2010

The general public are returning more batteries for recycling according to the latest figures from the Environment Agency. In fact in the last three months the recycling rate has gone up by 7 per cent.

16.15 per cent of batteries were recycled in the second quarter of 2010 compared to 9.15 per cent in the first quarter. A battery recycling target of 45 per cent needs to be met by 2016, with an interim target of 25 per cent by 2012.