Category Archives: Battery Recycling

16Jan

Sorted – £2000 and 1 penny per battery: A response to the latest draft Waste Battery Recycling Regulations 2009

Posted on 16th January, 2009

The Government have finally published their draft Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009. Following the consultation last Summer there have been a number of key changes which, if they remain, will have a significant impact on producers, retailers and the recycling sector. The key developments are; 1. Neither industrial nor vehicle battery producers need join…

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25Nov

Major new contracts for WEEECare

Posted on 25th November, 2008

WeeeCare, which is already the UK’s most popular WEEE compliance scheme, has gained a number of major new customers, including supermarket giant Morrisons. Morrisons is dedicated to the reduction of waste and an increase in recycling, but realises it can achieve this only by introducing an holistic approach and working with specialist companies. Morrisons’ decision…

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24Nov

1000 BatteryBack collection points by Christmas

Posted on 24th November, 2008

Despite the fact the Government has yet to publish the draft Battery Recycling Regulations which were promised last July, BatteryBack is on track to have more than 1,000 free collection points throughout the UK by Christmas. In addition, a number of major retailers are aiming to launch BatteryBack in the New Year. Government delays may…

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13Nov

Battery Recycling for councils

Posted on 13th November, 2008

BatteryBack, the new national free battery collection service, is sending sample BatteryPacks to councils to encourage them to install the BatteryCan collection canisters at key locations in their areas. The packs include desktop collection boxes and posters as well as an information pack. To claim your complimentary BatteryPack, click on www.batteryback.org

31Oct

Battery Recycling Points – power to the people

Posted on 31st October, 2008

Despite the fact the Government have yet to publish the draft Battery Recycling Regulations which were promised last July, BatteryBack are on track to have over 1,000 free collection points throughout the UK by Christmas. In addition, a number of major retailers are aiming to launch BatteryBack in the New Year. Government delays may mean…

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26Sep

Remploy powers into new battery recovery scheme

Posted on 26th September, 2008

Remploy e-cycle – part of Remploy, the UK’s leading provider of sustainable employment services for disabled people – is to play a significant role in the UK’s first-ever free national battery recovery service. Launched on 1 July, the scheme enables batteries of any type and size to be disposed of in specially-designed ‘BatteryCans’ collection canisters…

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01Sep

Free battery collection service BatteryBack goes positive

Posted on 1st September, 2008

While there may be no such thing as a free lunch, there is such a thing as a free battery collection service. Since its launch on July 1, BatteryBack now has more than 600 free battery collection points listed on its online site location map. Despite limiting trials to a maximum of ten sites for…

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16Aug

BatteryBack battery recycling scheme up and running

Posted on 16th August, 2008

BatteryBack is fully charged and operating. Morrisons and Bradford Metropolitan District Council have launched a joint BatteryBack initiative at stores, schools, public buildings and civic amenity sites (see story below) and more than 200 BatteryCans have now been ordered by retailers, local authorities and large commercial premises. As a result – and following the Government’s…

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15Aug

Morrisons launches Bradford BatteryCan trial

Posted on 15th August, 2008

Morrisons has been quick to recognise the need to offer its customers an environmentally friendly way to dispose of their used batteries. With the introduction of the Battery Recycling Regulations only months away, Morrisons, a major retailer of batteries, is providing a simple solution, which is currently being trialled in the Bradford area. The plan…

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05May

Free national battery recycling scheme

Posted on 5th May, 2008

WeeeCare, in conjunction with Remploy, is ready to launch a consortium with battery manufacturers, importers, major retailers and other stakeholders to operate the UK’s first free national battery recovery scheme for all types of batteries. The scheme will be operated by BatteryBack, a not-for-profit company which has been set up in readiness for the expected…

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