Government urges public to recycle batteries

Posted on 25th January, 2010

Following the official start of the Battery Recycling Scheme on the 1st January 2010, the Government has urged the public to recycle their used batteries.

On their website Directgov say:

“Until now, it hasn’t always been easy to recycle batteries, as you may not have had a collection point near you,”

“The good news is that you can now expect to find collection points in most supermarkets and many high street shops, as well as some town halls, libraries and schools.”

According to Directgov, over 12,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions could be avoided if the country can meet its target of recycling at least 45 per cent of batteries by 2016.

WasteCare is one of the main schemes to provide battery recycling services in the UK. Their battery cans (where the public can leave their used batteries) can be found in may retail outlets including Morrions and Asda.