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Collector turns reprocessor

Waste battery collector G&P Batteries is to build a specialist, non-lead acid battery reprocessing plant in the West Midlands. The plant will be capable of recycling up to 1,500 tonnes of alkaline and zinc carbon batteries per annum and should be operational by early next year.The UK generates 30,000 tonnes of waste alkaline and zinc carbon batteries each year, but only 200 tonnes are collected and recycled. However, under the proposed Batteries Directive, 50% of ...