Category Archives: Battery Recycling

13Sep

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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05Jun

HSE urges public to use battery recycling points

Posted on 5th June, 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. Battery expert…

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09May

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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10Jan

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.

03Jan

Battery recycling – recharged

Posted on 3rd January, 2017

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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01Sep

Fewer lead acid batteries in recycling figures

Posted on 1st September, 2016

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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01Jun

The 4kg limit recharges BatteryBack

Posted on 1st June, 2016

The 4kg weight limit for portable batteries, introduced by the Government last January, is having a marked impact on battery producers and battery recycling generally. After over two years of deliberation, the Government introduced a weight limit of 4kg for all types of portable batteries, including sealed lead acid batteries. This limit came into force…

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01Apr

BIS hands over WEEE & Batteries policy brief to Defra

Posted on 1st April, 2016

Responsibility for UK government policy around waste batteries, WEEE and end of life vehicles (ELV) and tyres will be handled by Defra, senior ministers have announced. The WEEE, batteries and ELV briefs had previously been overseen by the Environmental Regulation team, a unit within the Department for Business (BIS), but from today the team has…

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04Mar

2015 Battery target achieved

Posted on 4th March, 2016

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…

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08Jan

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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