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Local authorities could play key battery role

Although responsibility for collecting batteries is to be on the producer, local authorities should still have a key role to play. With current collection figures varying between 1-2% and a target of 25% required by 2012, the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) will implement drop-off areas in places such as community halls and leisure centres in the new year as it seeks to ascertain the best way for this country to collect the waste stream. It will explore every ...