UK hit 2011 battery recycling target
18 July 2012
Environment Agency data shows that the overall collection rate for all combined schemes was 18.03% merely scrapping the 18% collection target.
The 18% target established for 2011 is the final target with no legal implications for schemes. The first legally binding target is for 2012 and set at 25%. The UK are now required to collect a total of 25% of all portable batteries placed on the market, increasing by 5% each year to 45% in 2011.
According to Environment Agency data a total of 39,813.456 tonnes of batteries were placed onto the market by the UKís 486 scheme members in 2011, with 7,999.945 recycling evidence notes accepted for tonnes of waste batteries collected.
BatteryBack are shown to have collected 3,129.816 tonnes of batteries in 2011, only 385.37 tonnes less than Valpak who have the largest obligation.
The confirmed 2011 figures show an impressive increase from the 2010 collection rate of 9.45% which just narrowly missed the 10% target.
If you think you might have an obligation under the Battery Regulations but would like to find out more information then please ring Comply Direct on 0844 783 1034 or email.