New instruments mooted to prop up battery recycling

No evidence to support the secondary metals industry's claim that last year's "special waste" regulations would damage recovery of lead-acid batteries has been found by a study for the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). However, the study warns that more effective enforcement by the Environment Agency could damage the recovery rate, and recommends consideration of a battery levy, deposit-return scheme or recovery duty on retailers.

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