ERP recovers over 2,000 tonnes of recoverable materials from batteries and accumulators

June 10th, 2021

It represents 84% of the total of batteries collected by ERP

ERP recovers over 2,000 tonnes of recoverable materials from batteries and accumulators

  • It represents 84% of the total of batteries collected by ERP

2020 saw ERP Spain recycle 84% of the total weight of batteries and accumulators managed. This represents the recovery of 2.069 tonnes of recoverable materials from batteries and accumulators in disuse.

Of that, 425 tonnes are from materials recovered through recycling of lead acid, 145 t of batteries of nickel-cadmium and 1,500 t of other battery and accumulator technologies, including portable batteries for domestic use and lithium-ion accumulators for standard use in electronic devices, electrical tools and electric vehicle batteries.

Last year, ERP collected a total of 2,526 t of batteries and accumulators, of which 2,098 t was from portable batteries and accumulators, a figure that reaches the collection target of 45% set out in Royal Decree 106/2008.

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