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UK Battery Regulations implemented

by MRW - Materials Recycling World  (May 6, 2009)

The Battery Regulations have come into force but the UK Government still has to select battery compliance schemes. The first compliance period will begin on 1 January 2010.  During the rest of 2009, potential BCSs will apply to the environment agencies, recruit battery producers and set up collection and recycling arrangements. Battery ...

Battery regulations start today

by MRW - Materials Recycling World  (May 5, 2009)

The Battery Regulations have come into force (5 May) but the Government still has to select battery compliance schemes. The first compliance period will begin on 1 January 2010.  During the rest of 2009, potential BCSs will apply to the environment agencies, recruit battery producers and set up collection and recycling ...

Lithium battery regulations

by NCEC (National Chemical Emergency Centre)  (Apr. 17, 2013)

Ever since the 2009 editions of RID/ADR/ADN and ICAO technical instructions, demand for information about Lithium battery hazards has been high. This was particularly the case with respect to manufacturers and shippers, who the regulations affected. The regulations introduced a reclassification and separate UN numbers for Lithium metal batteries ...

Battery regulations made into law

by MRW - Materials Recycling World  (Apr. 15, 2009)

New regulations on recycling waste batteries and accumulators were laid in the UK Parliament on Wednesday (14 March). The Government has produced regulations that establish the legislative framework for the collection, treatment and recycling of waste batteries and accumulators in the UK. The Regulations implement the waste provisions of the ...

Shoppers pay the price for battery regulations

by MRW - Materials Recycling World  (Aug. 18, 2009)

Consumers will have to pay more for their batteries because of the battery regulations, according to an industry expert. Recycling firm WasteCare chief executive Peter Hunt told MRW that manufacturers will have to increase the price of batteries to cover their collection and competitive costs. His comments come after the Department for ...

EA calls on businesses to start preparing for battery regulations

by MRW - Materials Recycling World  (Jan. 30, 2009)

The Environment Agency has warned businesses that make, import or sell batteries and battery-operated equipment to start getting ready to comply with new Battery Regulations due to start in 2010. EA batteries project manager Bob Mead said: “Some details of how this legislation will be implemented in the UK are currently being consulted on. But, ...

Duracell: Battery regulations will face teething problems

by MRW - Materials Recycling World  (May 11, 2009)

The battery regulations will face teething problems in the first six months of compliance but will become more defined in the second and third compliance periods, according to battery manufacturer Duracell. Speaking to MRW Duracell environmental external relations manager Khush Marolia said: “There will be teething difficulties to start off with ...

Retailers welcome battery regulation start date

by MRW - Materials Recycling World  (Apr. 16, 2009)

The British Retail Consortium has welcomed the Government's start date for the battery regulations for retailers. The new regulations have now been laid before Parliament and from February 2010 shops that sell more than 32 kilogrammes of portable batteries will have to collect in-store these batteries when they become ...

BERR: Draft regulations for batteries out by end of this year

by MRW - Materials Recycling World  (Dec. 9, 2008)

The Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (BERR) has revealed that it plans to launch consultations and a draft regulation for batteries by the end of this year. But it says that regulations will not come into effect until 2010 to the dismay of industry stakeholders.Under the Batteries Directive the UK will have to collect ...

Battery Regulations will wipe out smaller producers, says WasteCare - UPDATE

by MRW - Materials Recycling World  (Jan. 12, 2009)

The Government’s proposed regulations on batteries are “stratospherically expensive” and if allowed to remain unchanged will help to destroy smaller battery producers, according to recycling company WasteCare. In response to the Government’s second consultation document on waste batteries, WasteCare chief executive Peter Hunt said that producers ...

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