Fast, simple and competent: 1,400 producers already logged in Battery Act register
Fines for latecomers likely after 1 March 2010
The register set up through the Act Concerning the Placing on the Market, Collection and Environmentally Compatible Waste Management of Batteries and Accumulators (Batteriegesetz - BattG) is off to a successful start. Since 1 December 2009 more than 1,400 producers representing more than 4,800 brand names have announced their presence on the market. Yet these numbers do not by far include all the producers affected by the new law.
Producers addressed in BattG may only place batteries on the German market upon prior announcement in the associated register. Failing such action, fines of up to 50,000 euros may be imposed. Prosecution of infractions commences 1 March 2010.