Recycle Batteries

Considering the composition of batteries, it is surprising that battery recycling has taken so long to become 'mainstream'.

Battery recycling is important. Currently only 3% of batteries are recycled in this country, (UK) but to meet the European targets this must rise to 25% by 2012.

Now that battery recycling has taken on more importance, it is much easier to recycle batteries, and there is no excuse for throwing batteries away with general rubbish to end up in landfill.

Another point to bear in mind is that where a lot of batteries are used, choosing rechargeable batteries instead of none rechargeable batteries will mean less battery recycling.