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If battery and related waste goes through general metal shredding instead of specialised and compliant recycling, damaging pollutants can be released into the environment.

14th September, 2013
Damaging pollutants can be released into the environment if batteries are properly recycled.

DOMESTIC RECYCLING

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Ireland, the Irish compliance scheme for electrical and battery recycling, has raised concerns over an increasing number of non-authorised collectors around Ireland. If battery and related waste goes through general metal shredding instead of specialised and compliant recycling, damaging pollutants can be released into the environment. There are several ways to recycle batteries and electrical items:

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