| IN BRIEF
|1979||Company founded. Trading focused solely on the collection of waste lead acid batteries.|
|1996||Company acquired by Recycling Services Group. New regulations governing waste batteries moves the business focus from metals trading to waste management.|
|2005||Company acquired by Eco-Bat Technologies, becoming part of the world's largest lead group.|
|2006||European Union passes Batteries Directive, which requires all member states to devise their own country's regulations on waste battery management and recycling and places responsibility on the producer for the collection and recycling of waste batteries. G & P plays an instrumental role in advising both government and industry on the implications of the Directive and how it could best be interpreted in the UK.|
|2009||UK Waste Battery Regulations introduced, incorporating collection targets for portable batteries and recycling efficiency targets for all battery types.|
|2010||Government appoints a number of Battery Compliance Schemes (BCSs) to be responsible for achieving EU targets for the collection of portable waste batteries. G & P appointed by the majority of the BCSs to handle waste battery collection and recycling. Automotive and industrial battery sectors are largely unaffected by legislation changes so work continues as normal.|
|2011||G & P introduces two divisions:
RETAIL, specialising in collections from smaller outfits.
INDUSTRIAL, which collects from automotive, commercial and larger retail sites.
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