Sustainable development / Recycling

Recycling: our policy of repurposing batteries and accumulators

Although batteries have become essential in the design of industrial and professional equipment, the fact remains that these materials turn out to be potentially harmful waste at the end of their lifecycle.

Our avant-garde vision

Ever-conscious of these environmental concerns, Enix Power Solutions adopted an environmentally responsible approach in 1997. The company acted in anticipation of the coming regulations on the subject of recycling by making the decision to do their part for the preservation of the environment in collaboration with specialist partners.

Out of concern for its ecological footprint, Enix Power Solutions rolled out their policy in favour of sustainable development nearly 4 decades ago.

Increased requirements in portable energy

Worldwide production of electrochemical generators is of the order of several billion units per year. Over recent decades, the considerable development of new electronic equipment has created new requirements.

Nowadays, cordless portable devices require batteries to be designed to be smaller and lighter. In other words, today’s batteries, accumulators and fuel cells are based on technologies with high energy densities.

Ever-attentive to developments on the market, the R&D team builds environmentally friendly aspects into the design of products: type and quantity of raw materials, packaging, transport etc.

Waste Battery Collection Service

Upergy Ltd offers a complimentary service for the collection and safe treatment and disposal of our waste batteries through its partnership with waste collection scheme EcoSurety ltd. Please do not hesitate to ask your account manager for more information.

Below are the current collection receptacles available for your site(s):

1. Small battery bucket packs

  • Two buckets with three liner bags and guidance stickers included.
  • Free provision and shipping to customers with any order.
  • Free collection once all three liners are full.

2. Small barrel 30 litres 52cm x 33cm / Medium barrel 120 litres 104cm x 66cm

  • Delivered for free to sites provided they can fill the barrel within about 6 months.
  • These may take approximately 10 working days to be delivered by EcoSurety.
  • Once nearly full, request a collection and replacement barrel if required.

3. Large barrel 220 litres 93cm x 57cm

 

  • Large barrels can hold approximately 300kg of batteries.
  • Delivered for free to sites provided they can fill the barrel within about 6 months, (so collecting around 600kg of waste batteries per year.)
  • These may take approximately 10 working days to be delivered by EcoSurety.

Please refer to: UKQ-05a-0303 Battery Disposal, Recycling and Destruction for terms and conditions, guidance and information on charges that may apply in certain circumstances

Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009

As a producer of industrial batteries under the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009, Enix Power Solutions produce lithium, lead-acid, NiMH and NiCD batteries. We are obliged to take back free of charge, waste industrial batteries supplied to an end user for treatment and recycling. We are required to do this in any calendar year we place new industrial batteries on the market. If any of our customers or in certain cases other end users, require us to take back Industrial batteries, they should contact us at quality@upergy.com or on 0121 506 8600. We will agree the necessary arrangements for the return, proper treatment and recycling of the waste industrial batteries.

As a producer of automotive batteries under the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009, Enix Power Solutions are obliged to collect, free of charge and within a reasonable time, waste automotive batteries for treatment and recycling from final holders e.g. garages, scrap yards, end-of-life vehicle Authorised Treatment Facilities, Civic Amenity Sites, etc. We are required to do this in any calendar year we place new automotive batteries on the market. If you require us to take back any automotive batteries, please contact us at quality@upergy.com. We will agree the necessary arrangements for the collection, proper treatment and recycling of the waste automotive batteries.

In addition to this, the manufacturing and assembly processes are in accordance with the ISO certification conditions (ISO 9001 and ISO 14001).