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Recycling and environmentally sound disposal

Batteries

To an ever larger extent, batteries have become our permanent companions. We ensure their environmentally friendly disposal.

The reuse of the materials contained in batteries is one of the important pillars of environmentally friendly waste management.

The battery regulation deals with all kinds of batteries and chargeable batteries, independent of their shape, weight or use and whether or not they are encapsulated. Some examples:

Device batteries

All kinds of device batteries, including lithium batteries (such as mobile phone and notebook batteries, button cells in PCs or watches)

• Industrial batteries

Industriebatterien gibt es in weit größerer Speicherstoff-Vielfalt und diese sind daher schwieriger zu recyceln. Aktuell werden noch Blei-, Nickel-Cadmium und Lithium-Ionen-Batterien verwendet.

Batteries and storage battery

High recycling rates

It is not only on account of their toxic constituents that old batteries must not be discarded as part of the residual waste. Today, the return rate of all device batteries sold in Austria is as high as some 50%, which can therefore be recycled. Depending on the battery type, functioning collection systems and modern treatments for old batteries result in very high recycling rates (over 80 per cent).

Anybody placing a battery on the market in Austria for the first time must comply with the battery regulation: this applies to Austrian producers, importers, and dealers who purchase the batteries directly from abroad.

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