A new campaign run by producer compliance scheme Ecosurety and behaviour change charity Hubbub is asking you to dig out your old heavy metal. Loose in a jumbled drawer or gathering dust in a crowded cupboard: most of us have a few forgotten batteries lying around the house. And now a campaign by Hubbub, as part of its new partnership with Ecosurety, has revealed the true extent of the problem: 178 million used batteries are being wasted in UK homes, when the valuable metals they contain can easily be recycled and reused.
The aim of the campaign is to show just how easy this can be. Bring Back Heavy Metal has its own website, with a handy tool to show the exact location of your nearest recycling point, alongside a reminder that many councils even accept batteries with general kerbside recycling.