Since 6 September 2008 the Environmental EU Compliance DIRECTIVE 2006/66/EC is in effect in all EU countries.
The objectives are:
- Minimize negative impact on environment
- Harmonize heavy metal content and labeling throughout the EU.
Any person in a member state that irrespective of the selling technique used, including by means of distance selling communication, places batteries or accumulators, including those incorporated into appliances or vehicles, on the market for the first time within the territory of that member state on a professional basis.
Any person that provides batteries and accumulators on a professional basis to an end-user.
- Economic Operators
Any producer, distributor, collector, recycler, or other treatment operator.
- Member States
All EU countries
- Member States shall ensure collections
Schemes for portable batteries and accumulators must:
- Enable end-users to discard waste portable
If your state does not provide an adequate solution for collection and recycling of batteries and accumulators or you are located outside the EU, you can return batteries produced by super B to super B for recycling, free of charge.