EU Rules Force Bulgaria Battery Sellers to Recycle
New EU rules have come into force that require some Bulgarian stores selling batteries to provide in-store recycling bins.
Any Bulgarian shop selling more than 32 kg of batteries a year - equivalent to one pack of four AA batteries a day - must comply to the new directive as part of targets on cutting landfill.
Battery maker Varta warned that a lack of awareness among consumers could hamper the scheme's success, the BBC reported.
Most batteries currently end up in landfill sites, where they can leak toxic chemicals into the soil. The EU Batteries Directive aims to tackle that problem and cut carbon emissions by reducing the need for new batteries to be made from scratch.
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