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Hitches & Glitches launches battery recycling initiative to celebrate World Environment Day

Dubai-based home maintenance specialist Hitches & Glitches (H&G), part of the Farnek Group, announced it has launched a battery recycling initiative for its residential customers, that have existing maintenance contracts, to celebrate World Environment Day, which takes place on June 5.

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June 4 2020
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The aim of the programme is to encourage consumers to be more eco-friendly, by simply giving their used batteries for recycling, and to support their customers, the company’s maintenance technicians will collect alkaline batteries, and lithium ion and nickel cadmium batteries, the most common types found in household waste, as per the statement.

“We will provide our customers with branded containers, so that they can deposit small used batteries which will be collected during our next scheduled visit,” said Kelvin Vargheese, Director of H&G, adding that the batteries will then be delivered to a recycling company for processing. “Although there are battery collection and recycling initiatives carried out by commercial organisations, diverting batteries from normal household waste is a major challenge in Dubai... However, through this project Hitches & Glitches intends to close that gap by supporting our customers, managing this hazardous waste and encouraging our customers to more environmentally friendly.”