Only the Belgians meet battery collection and recycling targets, Hugh Cullimore discovers. What hope for the rest of us in the EU?
The magnificently ornate theatre in Como, Italy may have been an unusual setting for the 9th International Congress for Battery Recycling, but when it comes to agreeing to a new European Battery Directive on the subject then this drama is going to run and run.
It's not that anybody disagrees with the need for legislation for battery recycling, it's making it work that's the difficult part. For example, who should be . . .