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Recycle Your Batteries at Concord Extra Ltd.
Concord Extra’s new battery recycling points mean it’s even easier to get recycling. Read on to find out more…
Currently, the UK recycles less than 3% of portable batteries, with more than 30,000 tonnes of batteries being discarded every year
In February 2010, a new European Directive came into force, which means that wholesalers, including Concord Extra, must provide collection containers for customers to return used portable batteries. The EU Directive states that 25 per cent of all batteries placed on the market must be recycled by 2012, rising to 45 per cent by 2016
Batteries can contain hazardous substances such as mercury, lead and cadmium. So along with the obvious benefits of recycling waste batteries, thousands of tonnes of valuable metals, such as nickel, cobalt and silver, could be recovered too
Concord Extra has joined the ERP Batteries compliance scheme and will be rolling out battery recycling points at all stores
After you’ve recycled your batteries, find out where they go at the ERP Batteries.
What batteries to recycle You can recycle all household batteries at Concord Extra battery recycling points.
Any type of household batteries can be accepted at battery recycling points – typically from 1.5 to 9 volts, including all types of sealed batteries.