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Manufacturers, distributors and importers of disposable and rechargeable batteries are subject to various obligations under the Batteries Act (BattG). The legal requirements intend for valuable substances from disposable and rechargeable batteries to be recycled and returned to the reusable material cycle.
Why we are the right waste management service partner for you
We help you meet all obligations set out in the German Batteries Act (BattG). We offer you expert advice and maximum transparency. In addition, we take care of all administrative tasks on your behalf. We offer you comprehensive cost controlling so you can calculate and track how much you spend. All costs relating to the collection coordination system at stiftung ear are, of course, included.
We work together to develop a tailored waste management plan that fits your company. Thanks to our many years of experience and our network of waste management and recycling firms working across Germany, we are able to provide every manufacturer, distributor and importer with the right solution.
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German Batteries Act
Which products are affected by the BattG?
To whom do the legal obligations in the BattG apply?
What are my obligations
under the BattG?
What do I need to do according to the BattG?
What do I need to do
according to the BattG?
Registration with stiftung ear must be completed before a company places disposable or rechargeable batteries on the market in Germany for the first time. In addition, the volumes of disposable and rechargeable batteries placed on the market must be reported to a take-back system, for example the Stiftung GRS Batterien foundation. The Batteries Act allows manufacturers to employ third parties like Zentek in order to fulfil the relevant legal requirements. Stiftung ear has also recognised us as an authorised representative, which means we are authorised to carry out all tasks on behalf of foreign manufacturers in Germany.
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