Published on December 15th, 2017 | by The GC Team0
REPIC launches battery-recycling awareness video
WEEE producer compliance scheme REPIC has teamed up with children at Lowercroft Primary School in Bury, Manchester to launch a video animation communicating the importance of disposing of used batteries responsibly.
The animation has been launched on REPIC’s Responsible Recycling website and will be pushed out on Twitter in the run up to Christmas.
The organisation is hoping the video will be shared widely across social media to help generate awareness throughout the UK and educate people on the importance of battery recycling.
REPIC carried out a survey of over 1,000 UK households and found that 42% of respondents do not recycle their old batteries. 38% of these claimed they didn’t know where to recycle them, 24% didn’t know they could recycle them and 21% didn’t know they should recycle them.
“The figures from the national survey suggest up to 35% of people in the UK are still putting their old batteries in general rubbish bins, which will be sent straight to landfill sites,” said CEO Mark Burrows-Smith.
“The data also showed that people keep an average of 7.6 old batteries in their homes, garages and sheds, which means that an alarming average of 190 million spent and unused batteries could be lying in homes across the UK.”