UK narrowly misses 2020 battery recycling target

UK narrowly misses 2020 battery recycling target

6th July 2021 recycling 0

The UK narrowly missed the waste portable battery recycling target for 2020, though it has been suggested this could be down to an “administrative error”.

Figures published late last month by the Environment Agency on the National Packaging Waste Database (NPWD) indicate that the UK’s portable battery compliance schemes collected a total of 17,728 tonnes of batteries for the year.

Table shows the waste portable batteries collected by battery compliance schemes in 2020, rounded to the nearest tonne

The target for collection in 2020 was 17,443 tonnes, representing 45% of the average annual volume of batteries placed on the market by producers in the preceding three years.

Source: UK narrowly misses 2020 battery target – letsrecycle.com