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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Bulletin: transporting batteries

    This bulletin is divided into 9 items and addresses batteries that are regulated under the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Regulations. General Information on the TDG Act and Regulations Classification of Batteries General Requirements for Shipping Special Cases, Special Provisions or Equivalency Certificates1 Shipping as Waste Shipping by ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • 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, ...

  • Government miscalculates battery figures

    The Government has underestimated how many tonnes of portable batteries the UK places on the market annually, new figures show. Last year, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs published an impact assessment review on batteries. It estimated that the UK sells 30,000 tonnes of portable batteries each year of which ...

  • 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 ...


  • Battery collection targets met

    The final Batteries Regulations data for 2012 has been published showing that the European target of collecting 25% of portable batteries placed onto the market was comfortably exceeded. The calculation is made by applying the total collected in 2012 to the average annual amount placed on the market by those that were registered in 2012. This produced a figure of 28.7% which, if compared to the ...

  • Battery-powered chlorine monitor

    Athenea is the new chlorine monitoring system for potable water networks from Halma Water Management (HWM). It is an autonomous, battery-powered chlorine analyser that provides continuous monitoring of concentration levels and transmits data automatically via cellular telemetry. This greatly reduces the need for time-consuming on-site ‘spot" testing, and obviously allows for much more ...

  • 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 ...

  • Global Rechargeable Batteries Industry

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Rechargeable Batteries Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p092504/Global-Rechargeable-Batteries-Industry.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Battery This ...


    By ReportLinker

  • New industrial processes for the recycling of critical metals from waste batteries

    The CoLaBats iniciative works in provide new industrial processes for the recycling of the critical metals Cobalt and Lanthanides and key economic metals Nickel and Lithium, from waste batteries, significantly improving recycling efficiencies and metal purity from existing recovery routes. Tecnalia will operate the pilots in an industrial setting at battery recycling plants and demonstrated to ...

  • UK government launches assault on batteries

    UK consumers use and chuck away about 700m batteries a year that head straight for landfill - but now the Government has a plan to change that. More household batteries could be collected for recycling under Government plans. Ministers unveiled proposals last week to improve the environmental performance of new batteries and dramatically increase recycling of used batteries. Under current ...

  • New battery compliance scheme formed

    Two recycling companies have joined forces to operate a battery compliance scheme (BCS) across the UK. Cheshire-based Manga Fu, a national waste management company that specialises in Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment recycling, has teamed up with Leeds-based Recycling Enterprise, battery service provider, to form a BCS. The partnership comes at a time when the deadline for responses to ...

  • Shoppers pay the price for battery regulations

    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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs published an ...

  • Recycling old batteries into solar cells

    Original story at MIT News This could be a classic win-win solution: A system proposed by researchers at MIT recycles materials from discarded car batteries — a potential source of lead pollution — into new, long-lasting solar panels that provide emissions-free power. The system is described in a ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • BERR appoints batteries enforcement authority

    The Business and Economics Minister, Ian Pearson, has appointed the National Weights and Measurements Laboratory (NWML) as the body responsible for enforcing the Batteries Regulations. The NWML is an executive agency of the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills. It has operated on a net running cost agency basis since April 1996. Pearson said: 'Building on its experience and success ...

  • New regulations for producers of industrial and automotive batteries

    New legislation, designed to ensure that all waste industrial and automotive batteries are recycled in the future, will come into effect on 1 January 2010. Producers of industrial and automotive batteries will be required to arrange the collection, treatment and recycling of such batteries, free of charge, if requested by business end-users and final holders. Key elements of the new regulations ...


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