Batteries and Accumulators

Recycling Batteries and Accumulators

Batteries and Accumulators Waste

Waste of Batteries and Accumulators (WBA) are waste deriving from batteries or accumulators that have reached the end of their life.

The Battery or Accumulator is a source of electrical energy obtained by direct transformation of chemical energy, consisting of one or more primary elements (non-rechargeable) or consisting of one or more secondary elements (rechargeable).

ERP recipients

Companies that produce or import equipment and products such as –

electrical or IT products, PCs, computers, printers, large and small household appliances, IT and telecommunications equipment, consumer equipment and air conditioners, lighting equipment, electrical and electronic equipment, toys and leisure and sports equipment, medical devices, monitoring and control instruments, vending machines, batteries and accumulators, and photovoltaic panels

– can use an international compliance scheme for the collection and recycling of B2C and B2B WEEE in Italy and abroad and to comply with regulatory obligations in the various countries in which they are present, using a single operator.

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Producers

of Electrical and Electronic Equipment, Batteries and Accumulators

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Distributors

of Electrical and Electronic Equipment, Batteries and Accumulators

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Importers

of Electrical and Electronic Equipment, Batteries and Accumulators

Support for Batteries and Accumulators Producers

Our solutions allow Producers to comply with the WBA legislation effectively and in full compliance with current regulations.

Financing model for WBA

Legislative Decree 188/08, recently amended by Legislative Decree 118/2020, establishes the obligation for manufacturers of portable batteries and accumulators to organize and finance WPS collection, treatment and recycling operations.

This on the basis of the Extended Producer Responsibility Principle and in order to achieve the minimum collection and recycling objectives, imposed by the European Union and implement the so-called Circular economy.

Regulation

The Legislative Decree n. 188 of 20 November 2008 represents the reference legislation with regard to waste batteries and accumulators.

It has currently been modified by Legislative Decree 118/2020, which implements the European Directive 2018/849, present in the Circular Economy Package.

Regulations

Sanctions

Companies that do not comply with WEEE and RPA regulations may face penalties for non-compliance with their obligations.