Hubbub and Ecosurety launch new campaign to encourage battery recycling

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178 million batteries are stashed in UK homes

Consumers are being encouraged to recycle their batteries as part of the #BringBackHeavyMetal campaign, launched by environmental charity Hubbub and compliance scheme Ecosurety.

New research by the partnership has found that 178 million batteries are stashed in UK homes rather than being recycled.

Less than half of those surveyed realised the batteries are made of reusable heavy metals including lead, mercury and lithium.

Around 52% admitted throwing batteries away in a regular waste bin despite the toxic contents posing a real risk to the environment.

Popular retailers including Asda, B&Q, Currys PC World and Marks & Spencer will all be hosting public collection points.

Trewin Restorisk, CEO and co-founder of Hubbub, said: “The #BringBackHeavyMetal campaign introduces some unmissable and fun reminders in store at participating retailers which we hope will help raise awareness of how important and how easy it is to recycle batteries.

“All supermarkets and other major battery retailers are obliged to have battery recycling points for customers, but these can often be hard to find.”

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