Running out of Juice - LA Webinar Series: Batteries/ WEEE

Running out of Juice - LA Webinar Series: Batteries/ WEEE

Running out of Juice - Local Authority Webinar Series: Batteries/ WEEE 

Date: 8th August 2023
Time: 10-10:45am
Location: Zoom
Price: FOC for CIWM Members
Non-members: £20 + VAT

While disposal of waste, recycling and reuse schemes have steadily progressed over recent years, an area that seems to have fallen behind is in the case of batteries and WEEE. From a consumer perspective, the awareness around the safe disposal of batteries is still very limited, with many people not realising the real hazards these everyday items can cause.

From policy delays in government, to the production of batteries in single-use disposable items and reselling of secondhand battery powered devices, this webinar will look at the real life challenges the waste sector is dealing with trying to manage WEEE and batteries waste.

In this session we will discuss:

  • The need for a review on policy and compliance e.g. how EPR is not fit for purpose for this material/ device.
  • How can we optimise WEEE and battery collection while minimising safety hazards? 
  • Are we prepared for new technologies coming to market and the disposal process? E.g. vapes and the call for a ban on disposable designs.
  • How the current system is proving extremely costly for local authorities.
  • The current research underway to understand consumer awareness to help build a robust framework for collections and reuse.
  • Examples of what the UK can learn from European countries progressing in this space

John Twitcher - Founder/Consultant, Stuff4Life

Jim Armitage - Head of Procurement, Valpak
David Reynolds - Business Manager - Battery Reuse and Recycling, Veolia
Dr Saeed Oluwadipe, Waste and Resource Professional, Westminster City Council

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08/08/2023 10:00 - 10:45
Zoom United Kingdom

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