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6th July 2008

Government response puts UK on track to miss Batteries Directive targets, fears G & P


The UK’s leading waste battery collection company has expressed disappointment at some aspects of the Government response to the consultation document on the implementation of the Batteries Directive in the UK.  G & P Batteries fears that the UK will miss the 25% target for collection of portable batteries due to be achieved by September 2012.

G&P’s concerns come from the following aspects of the Government’s latest published views on how and when they intend to implement the terms of the Directive.

Whilst we understand and agree with the need for cost-effectiveness and competition, we are concerned that focussing too much on minimising costs will backfire, and add to the likelihood of the collection targets being missed.