The use of lead-acid and nickel-cadmium batteries in the UK is declining year-on-year, if figures by the Environment Agency are to be believed.
The amount of lead-acid batteries placed on the market fell by 128 tonnes in 2015 from 2,338 tonnes in 2014.
And Q1 figures from 2016 appear to show the decline continuing with 473 tonnes placed on the market in the first three months of the year.
Ni-Cd batteries entering the market place fell from 893 tonnes in 2014 to 704 tonnes in 2015. The latest figures show 153 tonnes entered the market in Q1 of 2016.
Compare this with ‘other’ batteries rising from 34,399 tonnes in 2014 to 35,926 in 2015.