ARCHIVE: How to use the batteries identifier and poster
This identifier and poster has been designed to help distributors of portable batteries meet their obligation to inform end users about their waste portable battery take-back service, as required by the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009.
We also encourage Battery Compliance Schemes (BCSs) and local authorities to use them in their publicity materials, to encourage continuity of messaging to consumers.
Where to display it
If you supply batteries from a retail outlet, you should display the identifier/poster in a place which is clearly visible to visitors to your store.
If you supply batteries via telephone, internet or mail order, you will still need to inform end users about your take-back service. You may wish to use the identifier/poster on your website, order forms or other documentation, but you will need to be explicit about where your take-back facility is situated and how end users can access it.
The poster and identifier can be printed in colour or black and white.
The posters are available in A4 and A5, and with the choice of four different coloured backgrounds. All four versions are attached in a single document, so scroll to the one you prefer and select to print only that page.
It is possible to add your own text to the poster in the box underneath the battery picture.
Which poster/identifier to use
The identifier and poster have been tailored for use in each region of the UK. Please use the relevant one for where you are situated.
NB. The Welsh and Northern Irish posters will be updated with specific branding before the end of January 2010.
- England - A4 version (PDF, 1.7 MB), A5 version (PDF, 1 MB)
- Scotland - A4 version (PDF, 1.6 MB), A5 version (PDF, 1 MB)
- Wales - A4 version (PDF, 1.8 MB), A5 version (PDF, 1 MB)
- Northern Ireland - A4 version (PDF, 1.6 MB), A5 version (PDF, 650 KB)
- UK (PDF, 180 KB)
Changing the colour of the identifier/poster
You will be able to amend the colouring of the identifier/poster if you have access to Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop software.
- ACT ON CO2 Toolkit (PDF 2.5 MB) (on ACT ON CO2 website)
Page last modified: 30 March 2010
Page published: 18 December 2009