• Achieving the 2016 battery collection rate will be a challenge

    The European Portable Battery Association (EPBA). predicts that 'only a dozen countries' will be able to achieve the 2016 target for the collection of batteries. Despite information indicating that at least seven E...
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  • Appliance Efficiency Standards for Battery Chargers in California

        In January 2012, the California Energy Commission approved a regulation placing performance requirements on battery chargers:       Consumer chargers, used by such products as cell phon...
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  • Do you use batteries?

    Do you use, manufacture or import batteries? Do you understand if you are a Producer or not? Do you need to join a Battery Compliance Scheme (BCS)? Do you understand the likely costs? If not, or simply in doubt, t...
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  • Designing with batteries in mind

      Within the Batteries Directive (2006/66/EC), lies Article 11. This article details the specific requirement that ‘manufacturers design appliances in such a way that waste batteries and accumulators can b...
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  • Prepaid battery recycling fee extended in Switzerland

    Previously, the prepaid recycling cost was only applicable to household batteries weighing up to 5kg. This cost was added to retail price. Other forms of battery had recycling costs calculated at their disposal. Fol...
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  • Are you a UK Battery producer? Do you know your battery recycling obligations?

    Who is a battery producer? You are a ‘producer’ if you are ‘someone who puts batteries, or products containing batteries, onto the UK market for the first time. This includes batteries incorporate...
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  • Are you a UK battery distributor? Any idea of your battery recycling obligations?

    Who is a distributor?   You are classed as a distributor if you sell over 32kg of portable batteries to end users (the Environment Agency class this as the public or businesses) either in person at a store, over...
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  • Battery recycling locations in the UK

    It’s all well and good putting in place legislation to encourage the collection, recycling and reuse of batteries but it all comes to nothing if no-one knows where the recycling locations are.   Recycling...
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  • EU Batteries Directive a Cause for Concern

                    In a recent revelation the EU has shifted its stance on waste battery recycling efficiencies.  The change comes as a resu...
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  • Final figure for 2010 Batteries data to be revealed?

    In March 2011 when the Environment Agency reported the UK had achieved a 9.56% waste portable battery collection rate, just short of the 10% target, disappointment was widespread. Then came the news that one producer ...
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  • Battery recycling issues in Europe

    Michael Green, chairman of the European Battery Recycling Association (EBRA), spoke to Waste Management World around the issues surrounding the Batteries Directive.   “With all European member states now ...
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  • any Lithium-ion battery technologies expert

    looking for some discussion about lithium-ion technologies, what are the latest technologuies in the market? , any new UL standard coming out?
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  • Are you a UK battery producer?

    The Environment Agency offers the following guidance. First of all you need to determine who the first company to import the products into the UK is. If any of the companies you are importing from have a UK “pre...
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