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Metal recycling firm calls for stronger battery recycling targets

Metal recycling firm calls for stronger battery recycling targets

S. Norton Group is a leading global exporter of responsible recycling. The company is urging the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to set stronger battery recycling targets to ensure the safety of workers and communities in the recycling sector. Defra plans to consult on the waste batteries and accumulators regulations and create...

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Fire hits new battery recycling factory one day after opening

Fire hits new battery recycling factory one day after opening

Over 20 firefighters have tackled a blaze at a newly-opened battery recycling plant. West Midlands Fire Service said half of the LiBatt Recycling Ltd factory in Wolverhampton was damaged by smoke. Libatt Recycling was officially opened by its owner, the Recyclus Group, on 4th July. Fire damage was limited to a pallet of lithium-ion batteries...

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BMRA calls for all music festivals to ban disposable vapes

BMRA calls for all music festivals to ban disposable vapes

Music festival bosses across the UK have been urged to follow Glastonbury’s lead by asking festival-goers to leave disposable vapes at home during events this summer. The British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) is calling on summer festivals to act on the grounds of safety and fire risk. The BMRA, which represents the metal recycling sector...

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Spencer West team advises UK-listed Technology Minerals PLC on £4m facility to fund latest expansion

Spencer West team advises UK-listed Technology Minerals PLC on £4m facility to fund latest expansion

Expert advisers from leading alternative law firm Spencer West have supported a listed UK company focussed on creating a sustainable circular economy for battery metals in securing a £4m bond facility to fund expansion of its West Midlands plant and to advance it strategy further. The team from the law firm advised UK-based Technology Minerals...

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Public urged to help avoid “zombie battery” fires as incident rate rises

Public urged to help avoid “zombie battery” fires as incident rate rises

CONSUMERS across the UK are today (24th October) being urged to Recycle Batteries Responsibly as part of a national campaign to reduce the growing number of serious fires started by carelessly discarded batteries. When they are thrown away with the general rubbish, or mixed with other recycling, hidden “zombie batteries” can easily become damaged and...

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Lithium-ion batteries are deadly ticking time bombs

Lithium-ion batteries are deadly ticking time bombs

By SUSIE BURRAGE President, the British Metals Recycling Association LITHIUM-ION batteries are deadly ticking time bombs, and we are witnessing more and more cases across the UK where they are going off with disastrous consequences. The Government needs to take urgent action to stop blazes caused by discarded goods containing lithium-ion batteries because there is...