Half of batteries collected or recycled

More than half of all batteries in the EU are not collected or recycled, a European Commission study has found

More than half of all batteries in the EU are not collected or recycled, a European Commission study has found.

An evaluation of the batteries directive carried out by the Oeko-Institut for the EU executive examined collection rates in all 28 member states.

It found that only around half of EU countries were meeting the prescribed quota of a 45% collection rate.

“More than half of all batteries are not being collected or recycled at all,” said Oeko-Institut researcher and lead author of the study Hartmut Stahl.

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