Waste batteries proposal curtails evidence trading

Systems to manage spent batteries were outlined in a recent consultation paper. If the proposals go to plan, the regime could begin on 1 January 2010.

Evidence trading is to be curtailed under plans for a UK producer responsibility system to collect, treat and recycle used batteries. The proposals were outlined in draft Regulations issued for consultation on 22 December 2008.1 The consultation runs until 13 February 2009.

The EU’s batteries Directive requires member states to collect 25% of household batteries by 2012. To do so, the UK must increase collections from the curr

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