EU to make battery recycling obligatory

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EU to make battery recycling obligatory

The European Union has agreed the text of a law that will make recycling of batteries obligatory from 2008.

The directive will ban most batteries with more than a trace of the toxic chemicals cadmium or mercury. It says a quarter of all used batteries must be collected by 2012 – rising to 45% by 2016 – and that at least half of them must be recycled.

Read the full story(BBC News)