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Product stewardship and waste management

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Under waste management law, manufacturers are required to assume responsibility for any product that engenders waste, particularly when it comes to taking products back and recycling them. Such stewardship is meant to encourage manufacturers to prevent waste already during the product design and manufacturing phases, and to ensure that end-of-life products can be recycled. read more

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The BattG-Melderegister


Before placing batteries on the German market, producers and under certain circumstances distributors, are obliged to notify the UBA. Producers of portable batteries indicate the collection schemes that they have signed up for. Producers of automotive and industrial batteries specify which reasonable take-back options are available free of charge to distributors and treatment facilities. read more

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2011 battery recycling figures for Germany

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According to the UBA’s analysis of the data concerning portable-battery collection and recycling in 2011, the collection rate for these batteries rose to 43.2 per cent, a 0.7 per cent increase over 2010. Germany’s four recycling systems for portable batteries collected 17,728 tons of such batteries, a 775 ton increase over the prior year. read more

The Umweltbundesamt

For our environment