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  • Will Santa Clause break the law? The European Batteries Directive

    Enhesa publishes its 2009 Batteries Report December 9th. The report is a detailed comparative analysis of the regulatory requirements in nine European countries compared to the EU Batteries Directive 2006/66/EC. Anyone putting batteries on the market, standalone or incorporated in products, is confronted with a myriad of regulatory requirements. Regulations cover such items as different heavy ...

  • UK Battery Regulations implemented

    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 producers will meet their responsibilities for collection ...

  • Battery regulations made into law

    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 Batteries and Accumulators and Waste Batteries and ...

  • Battery regulations start today

    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 ...

  • Dead batteries not buried

     BERR and Defra, in conjunction with the Devolved Administrations, today published a Consultation Document containing draft Regulations setting out proposed systems for the collection, treatment and recycling of waste portable, industrial and automotive batteries. Business and Economics Minister, Ian Pearson, said: 'We are keen to hear from you on our approach to collect and recycle the many ...


  • ERP: enthusiasm for battery recycling is `strong`

    People would be more likely to recycle batteries locally if it was easier, results from a new survey reveal. Commissioned by battery recycling scheme European Recycling Platform, the poll shows 80 per cent of the 2,087 adults surveyed would recycle batteries if it was simpler. According to Government figures just 3 per cent of batteries are currently recycled. The findings come just before ...

  • Defra to delay portable batteries definition guidance

    An announcement was made for Hand carried batteries guidance to changeback in October but the government have been forced to take another consultation on proposals to amend the definition which will start in Spring of 2014. The announcement on the National Packaging Waste Database states that: “Taking ...


    By Comply Direct Ltd

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

    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 25% of waste portable batteries by 2012 and 45% by ...

  • Toyota and WiTricity Form Wireless Battery-charging Alliance

    Tokyo, Apr 27, 2011 - (JCN Newswire) - Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has entered into a technological collaboration agreement with Massachusetts, United States based WiTricity Corporation* concerning the practical application of automotive wireless charging systems and the promotion of their widespread use. TMC plans to participate in a WiTricity capital increase. WiTricity's charging ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • Standards for Spent Lead Acid Battery Recycling

    ASTM International will hold an organizational meeting on Dec. 3 to discuss the potential for developing standards for spent lead acid battery recycling. The meeting will be held in Suite 201, 1274 First Street, NE, Washington, D.C., from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. To register for the meeting go here. The unsafe recycling ...


    By ASTM International

  • EA calls on businesses to start preparing for battery regulations

    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, we do know that it will cover all the types of ...

  • Retailers power up for batteries collection start

    The British Retail Consortium is confident retailers will be ready by February 1 to implement battery collection systems. From February 1 UK retailers selling batteries will have a legal obligation to collect waste batteries if they sell over 32 kg per year (equivalent of one four-pack of AA batteries a day). Consumers will be able to return their waste batteries to shops selling similar ...

  • GilAir-3 & GilAir-5 NiMH Batteries

    Newly available nickel metal hydride (NiMH) battery packs for GilAir-3 and GilAir-5 air sampling pumps are direct replacements for older nickel-cadmium (NiCad) battery packs. NiMH are environmentally friendly, extend run times, overcome lazy battery and battery memory problems, and are backward compatible using the same chargers*. Nickel-cadmium batteries are the past standard power source to ...


    By Sensidyne

  • Concerns raised over postal returns of waste batteries

    Postal returns of waste portable batteries could be dangerous, according to the Department for Transport. The DfT explained to MRW that most types of consumer batteries present no danger in transport but lithium and lithium ion batteries do. The Royal Mail flies a certain percentage of its mail internally across the mainland and the DfT says this could cause problems with ...

  • 21st International Congress for Battery Recycling ICBR 2016

    The next top quality congress in battery recycling ICBR 2016 organized by ICM AG will be held from September 14 – 16, 2016 in the Hotel Hilton Antwerp Old Town in beautiful Antwerp, Belgium. ICBR is the event, which is worldwide recognized as the top conference in battery recycling technologies and marketing, where scientists, engineers, producers and recyclers meet to share their views and ...

  • Right time for battery charger proposal to power up

    The European Environmental Bureau (EEB), Europe's largest federation of environmental citizens' organisations, is calling for an immediate EU-wide measure to ensure the compatibility of battery chargers and power supply devices. The call comes the day before a Consultation Forum meeting linked to the Ecodesign of Energy Using Products (EuP) Directive. 'Battery chargers represent a serious ...

  • 19th International Congress for Battery Recycling ICBR 2014

    The ICBR 2014 organised by ICM AG will be held from September 24 – 26, 2014 in the Hotel Atlantic Kempinski in beautiful Hamburg, Germany. Over 200 international experts from industry, authorities and academia will discuss and present the following topics: ·  Update of battery legislation worldwide ...

  • 22nd International Congress for Battery Recycling ICBR 2017

    The next top quality congress in battery recycling ICBR 2017 organized by ICM AG will be held from September 20 – 22, 2017 in the Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & Spa in beautiful Lisbon, Portugal. The ICBR is the international platform for discussion of the latest developments and the challenges of battery recycling, bringing together many decision makers in the battery recycling ...

  • NREL Model Licensed to Improve Accuracy of Battery Simulations

    The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has licensed its Equivalent Circuit Battery Model to software developer ThermoAnalytics for use in its recently updated RadTherm software package. The model is a part of the Battery Module within RadTherm, which is used by engineers to simulate the performance of battery cells and optimize multi-cell pack designs. ...

  • ReportsnReports – Thin Film Photovoltaics and Batteries 2011-2021

    Thin Film Photovoltaics and Batteries 2011-2021  ReportsnReports.com adds ID Techex Market Research Report “Thin Film Photovoltaics and Batteries 2011-2021’’ to its store. This comprehensive report gives a thorough analysis of printed and  ...


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