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ELWA and Wastecare host ‘Jumbo the Battery Elephant’ in East London shopping centres

ELWA and Wastecare host ‘Jumbo the Battery Elephant’ in East London shopping centres

The East London Waste Authority (ELWA) has partnered with Wastecare Group, a leading waste recycling provider, to host their Take Charge campaign across four London Boroughs during 2023 Recycling Week. The Take Charge campaign, hosted across Recycling Week from 16th – 22nd October, is a nationwide incentive to promote the safe recycling of batteries to...

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All fire up: A proactive approach to fire safety

All fire up: A proactive approach to fire safety

Waste and recycling sites are seeing more fire risks, amplified by the increasing prevalence of batteries in waste streams and as power sources for operating vehicles and machinery. James Mountain, sales and marketing director at Fire Shield Systems, discusses how a proactive approach to fire safety can benefit waste and recycling businesses. WASTE streams can...

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Regulator approves UK’s first recycling plant for household batteries

Regulator approves UK’s first recycling plant for household batteries

SPECIALIST waste management firm, WasteCare, has opened the UK’s first full-scale household battery recycling facility following approval from the Environment Agency (EA).  The £2 million state-of-the-art facility in Elland, West Yorkshire has processing capacity for 25,000 tonnes of household batteries annually.  This means it can recycle all UK’s spent alkaline and zinc carbon batteries thereby...

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UK’s first mixed chemistry battery recycling facility set to open

UK’s first mixed chemistry battery recycling facility set to open

A NEW mixed chemistry battery recycling facility is set to open in October. Fenix Battery Recycling Ltd is the first facility in the UK to offer on-site recycling for multiple battery types from its state-of-the-art battery shredding and recycling plant in Willenhall, West Midlands. Alkaline batteries will be recycled from October and within three months...

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Enva acquires SAR Recycling

Enva acquires SAR Recycling

ENVA, the leading provider of recycling and specialist resource recovery solutions in the UK and Ireland, is pleased to announce that it has acquired SAR Recycling Ltd. Based in Immingham in England, SAR Recycling are a long-established provider of battery collection and recycling services to a wide customer base across the UK and Ireland. As...