About producer responsibility
Extended Producer Responsibility for batteries in Norway.
The EU Battery Directive of 2006 places the responsibility for satisfactory collection and recycling of disused batteries on the battery producers. In this context, anyone who places a battery for sale on the national market is a producer. Producer responsibility is applicable from the very first battery.
The producer / importer may choose to transfer the job to a third party, who will act on behalf of the producer / importer. Companies acting on behalf of producers / importers are often called Compliance Organizations; whose job is to ensure back cover to producers / importers. The carriers of the extended producer responsibility in the Norwegian market - the importers - have established three non-profit recycling organizations, which they control through ownership.
Starting- and industrial batteries
AS Batteriretur protects the extended producer responsibility for starting and industrial batteries. The company was established in 1993 on the initiative of the Ministry of Climate and Environment. The company works in acc with Chapter 3 of the Waste Regulations, which includes batteries.
Rebatt AS protects the extended producer responsibility for portable batteries. The company was established in 2000 on the initiative of the Ministry of Climate and Environment. The company works in acc with Chapter 3 of the Waste Regulations, which includes batteries.
Batteriretur Høyenergi AS protects high-energy batteries. The company was established in 2014 on the initiative of the automotive industry, with aim to develop methods and expertise for a safe collection and handling of high-energy batteries.
The companies are ISO 9001: 2008 and ISO 14001: 2004 certified.
Selskapene er ISO 9001:2008 og ISO 14001:2004 sertifisert.
The companies are subject to comprehensive, corporate governance rules, set by shareholders. Any carrier of the extended producer responsibility for batteries, has the right to become a shareholder. Transparency is essential. The companies have a joint administration. Any importer who imports batteries, is invited to join one of the organizations, but it is stressed to be the importer's choice.
Batteriretur® is ISO certified with a trademark registered logo. The registered logo is a guarantee to the carriers of the extended producer responsibility - the importers - for traceability and recycling of the disused batteries. All batteries are recycled in accordance with Directive 2006/66 / EC Battery Directive.
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