Positive start for battery recycling
Council is pleased to launch BatteryBack’s new national battery
recycling campaign with Britain’s schools.
Any school can take part, with prizes on offer
for the best performing in each area. BatteryBack will be providing
free battery boxes for pupils to take home, collect old batteries
in, and then bring back to school collection points.
Harry Briggs from Scarborough Borough Council
said: “We are very pleased to be able to launch this new scheme and
continue our successful relationship with BatteryBack.
"We have battery recycling facilities in all
our schools and look forward to distributing the new take-home
boxes to help divert batteries from landfill.
"Our work with BatteryBack has gone from
strength to strength and we now have over 70 collection points for
batteries throughout the Borough, allowing us to collect thousands
of household batteries each year.”
Anthony Farrimond from BatteryBack said: “We
have worked with Scarborough for some time now but want to offer
the same great service we pride ourselves on to all local
authorities and schools in the country.
"We have worked hard to produce battery boxes
and educational information specifically for schools. This scheme
is open to all schools, and we will be undertaking a direct mail
campaign to sign up more partners during the coming months.
"Any school or local authority interested in
taking part should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
and we’ll be more than happy to work together with you to offer
educational insight into the environment and sustainability, and to
recycle more batteries than ever.
"During 2011 we hope to recycle an additional
50 million batteries across the nation and want everybody to be
able to help us help the environment in making this possible.”
Graham School has collected roughly 13,000
batteries since they were given collection buckets year ago, the
most out of all the schools in Scarborough. Anthony Farrimond from
BatteryBack gave them a certificate in recognition of their