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Disposal plan unveiled

Lumicom Ltd and G&P Batteries have announced a joint initiative to develop a cost effective disposal infrastructure for industrial batteries used in emergency lighting products. The scheme is designed to help manufacturers and importers of emergency lighting equipment meet their obligations under new waste disposal regulations that come into force on 1st January 2010.

"The infrastructure we are developing will not involve landfill or incineration and will enable treatment facilities to meet their recycling/recovery targets," commented Lumicom director Ernest Magog. "In developing a recognised and accredited recycling infrastructure we hope to ensure that industrial nickel cadmium (NiCd) are not included in a plan to ban these batteries for general use," he continued.

David Wright, Chairman of the Industry Committee on Emergency Lighting (ICEL) added: "Whilst in theory there are alternatives to NiCd rechargeable batteries, they are not as reliable or suitable for life safety equipment such as emergency lighting and will ultimately require a recycling infrastructure anyway".

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