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Euro Energy take our responsibilities towards Environmental Issues very seriously and ensure that all of our business activities consider any impacts on both our local and global environment.
We recognise that the European Battery Directive 2013/56/EU remains the prevailing applicable waste management legislation, transposed into UK law as The Waste Batteries and Accumulators (Amendment) Regulations 2015, SI2015 No.1935 and The Batteries and Accumulators (Placing on The Market) (Amendment) Regulations 2015, SI2015 No. 63. Euro Energy understand our requirements with this legislation and ensure ongoing compliance.
As lead and cadmium are key active elements within many batteries, and are in many cases irreplaceable, they are specifically excluded from the scope of the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directives.
However, as the core purpose of the RoHS legislation is to remove harmful elements from products, we consider that a spirit of compliance with it is generally good practice. Therefore, wherever possible we will ensure that battery components comply.
For information, we would recommend contacting Ecobat Logistics (formerly G & P Batteries) on +44 (0) 121 568 3200, as a suitable waste management company for the disposal of batteries of all chemistries. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer waste collection services ourselves due to waste transfer licensing restrictions.