Battery firms rebut NiCad criticisms

Evidence contradicts Nordic allegations of unacceptably low recycling rates, says CollectNiCad

Nickel-cadmium rechargeable battery makers rebutted criticisms of their product made by three Nordic environment ministers. The statement continues a long-running battle over whether the European Commission should propose an EU-wide ban on NiCads to cut down on cadmium pollution.

In a letter sent to Sweden's Kjell Larsson, Denmark's Svend Auken and Finland's Satu Hassi, industry forum CollectNiCad rejected calls for a rapid EU ban, saying it was based on "outdated data and a partial view of the market situation".

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