battery recycling collection News

  • Battery collection consultation launches

    A consultation on Government plans to bring in producer responsibility for battery collection and recycling was launched yesterday. The draft regulations cover the handling of portable, industrial and automotive batteries. Business and Economics Minister Ian Pearson said: “This consultation sets out the proposed systems for introducing producer responsibility for diverting many portable, ...

  • New EU legislation requiring collection and recycling of spent batteries

    Revised EU legislation that aims to protect human health and the environment by ensuring waste batteries are properly collected and recycled has been implemented. The directive also makes producers responsible for the management of batteries once they become waste. Adopted by the European Parliament and Council in 2006, the revised Batteries Directive should be transposed by Member States into ...

  • LGA: battery producers should take responsibility for battery collections

    Local authorities will be willing to help retailers increase battery recycling but the onus to provide collection facilities should be put on the producer not the councils, according to the Local Government Association. From February 1, UK retailers which sell more than 32kg of portable batteries per year (equivalent of one four-pack of AA batteries a day) in an individual store, over the ...

  • Battery recycling collection may vary from retailer to retailer, says industry expert

    Enthusiasm for battery collection recycling may vary from retailer to retailer, according to an industry expert. Under the Battery Regulations, from February 1, UK retailers that sell more than 32kg of portable batteries per year (equivalent of one four-pack of AA batteries a day) in an individual store, over the internet or via mail order, are obliged to take back used batteries from the public ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Experts discuss the challenges of battery recycling: Battery recyclers adjusting to new material mix

    The battery recycling sector needs to adjust to the increasing volumes of lithium-ion batteries on the market. The number of lithium-ion batteries currently in use is constantly growing, particularly in the fields of electronics and electric mobility. This fact became evident last week in Montreux, Switzerland, where the international battery recycling industry came together at the International ...


    By ICM AG

  • Battery manufacturers disappointed by Government recycling proposals

    The British Battery Manufacturers Association is dismayed about the cost and complexity of the Government’s proposals for the collection and recycling of household batteries. BBMA director Warwick Smith said: “The Government’s proposals just don’t add up, particularly during a recession. Batteries are a small but vital part of household expenditure and, by the Government’s own account, have a ...

  • Experts discuss current trends in battery recycling

    Which challenges and opportunities result from the increasing use of lithium-ion batteries? Does the recycling of lithium have an economic perspective? And what are the further trends and developments in the field of battery recycling? Those were just some of the topics discussed at the 21st International Congress for Battery Recycling ICBR 2016, which was held in Antwerp, Belgium from September ...


    By ICM AG

  • UK on track to meet 2010 battery recycling target

    The UK is on track to meet its 2010 portable battery recycling target, according to Environment Agency batteries implementation project manager Bob Mead. Speaking to MRW, Mead said: “I have no concern about the way things are going at the moment. We are confident of meeting the 2010 targets.” Battery compliance scheme BatteryBack chief executive Peter Hunt added: “This year was always going to be ...

  • Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation announces resignation of CEO

    The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC), a non-profit public service organization dedicated to recycling rechargeable batteries and cell phones today announced the resignation of Norm England, its longtime President/CEO. Mr. England served as President/CEO of RBRC for over eight years. During that period, RBRC’s collections of used nickel cadmium rechargeable batteries increased ...


    By Call2Recycle

  • Recolight and ERP team up to offer combined battery and lamp collections

    Waste electrical and electronic equipment producer compliance schemes Recolight and European Recycling Platform have partnered up to offer combined battery and lamp recycling collections. ERP and Recolight will offer organisations obligated to collect batteries, under the UK Battery Regulations, the opportunity to collect both waste batteries and waste energy-saving light bulbs. Recolight chief ...

  • 23rd International Congress for Battery Recycling ICBR 2018

    Curtain up for the International Congress for Battery Recycling ICBR 2018: The call for papers is open until January 31, 2018. We are looking for contributions on the topics of battery recycling technologies, materials supply in a circular economy, transport and safety, the Batteries Directive revision and a review of worldwide battery recycling activities. The 23rd edition of the ICBR will take ...


    By ICM AG

  • 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 ...


    By ICM AG

  • Battery Industry Presses Ahead with Voluntary Recycling Program

    Presidents of Duracell, Energizer, Kodak, Panasonic and Rayovac, the five major battery producing companies, met in San Francisco on 13 December 2011 to review progress and reaffirm their commitment to the successful launch of an industry led, voluntary primary battery collection and recycling program in 2013. In December 2010, leaders of the five companies met in ...


    By Recycle Battery.org

  • 17th International Congress for Battery Recycling (ICBR 2012)

    The 17th International Congress for Battery Recycling organised by ICM AG will be held from September 12 – 14, 2012 in the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in beautiful Amsterdam, Netherlands. Over 200 delegates from industry, authorities and academia will discuss and present the following topics: Update of battery legislation worldwide Safety issues & transportation ...


    By ICM AG

  • 16th International Congress for Battery Recycling (ICBR 2011)

    The 16th International Congress for Battery Recycling organised by ICM AG will be held from September 21 – 23, 2011 in the Grand Hotel Excelsior in beautiful Venice, Italy. Over 180 delegates from industry, authorities and academia will discuss and present the following topics: Update of battery legislation worldwide Safety issues & transportation ...


    By ICM AG

  • 20th International Congress for Battery Recycling ICBR 2015

    The next top quality congress in battery recycling ICBR 2015 organized by ICM AG will take place from September 23 - 25, 2015 at the Hotel Fairmont Le Montreux Palace in beautiful Montreux, Switzerland. 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 ...


    By ICM AG

  • 20th International Congress for Battery Recycling ICBR 2015

    Just a few short weeks away, from 23 to 25 September 2015, international representatives of the battery recycling industry will be coming together in Montreux for the ICBR, the “International Congress for Battery Recycling”. Leading experts from the worlds of business, science and politics will again be discussing the latest trends, challenges and market opportunities in numerous ...


    By ICM AG

  • 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 ...


    By ICM AG

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