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Chris Davey


  • Feature: Switch on to battery recyclingSubscription

    31 March, 2006Updated: 26 April, 2010

    Every year, an estimated 660 million, or 25,000 tonnes, of waste portable batteries are sold in the UK, and most end up in landfill sites despite their recycling potential. Market research commissioned by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) in 2005 found that the vast majority of batteries are thrown away by consumers, with 80% of people saying they put used batteries straight into their normal bin. In the UK, we use an average of 21 batteries each every year, but with the