The Environment Agency has released figures showing that at least 9.56% of batteries were recycled in the UK in 2010, narrowly missing the unofficial 10% target (comparative to the number of batteries put on the market in 2009). However it has since come to light that the figures from CCR Rebat, one of the UK’s six recycling schemes, have not been included in the final percentage due to incorrect data so it is more than likely that the 10% target has been met, if not exceeded.


However whilst 2010’s battery recycling figures are a very positive improvement on 2009 (2%), they still remain a long way off the optimistic target set by the EU of 45% recycling by 2015.


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