After a new poll revealed that more than half of respondents admitted to throwing away dead batteries, major retailers Asda, B&Q, Currys PC World, Marks & Spencer and Morrisons are coming together to encourage people to recycle their used household batteries.
The retailers have committed to making sure that facilities equipped with battery collection points are simple to locate so that residents can easily and safely recycle their dead batteries.
The Guardian has more:
Major high street retailers have joined forces to encourage people to recycle their used household batteries as a new poll revealed that more than half of respondents admitted they throw them in the bin.
Asda, B&Q, Currys PC World, Marks & Spencer and Morrisons are all backing the drive to make it easier for consumers to recycle dead batteries and avoid millions ending up in landfill every year and wreaking environmental havoc.
Retailers who sell more than 32kg of batteries a year are already required to provide collection points, yet they are not always visible. Those backing the new campaign have committed to making sure these facilities are easy to spot in store.