Disposal of batteries
In connection with the distribution of batteries or rechargeable batteries, or devices that are operated with batteries or rechargeable batteries, we as distributors are obliged under the Battery Act to provide information about the relevant regulations and obligations:
Used batteries should not be put in the household garbage. Consumers are required by law to bring batteries to a suitable collection point at the store or the local community. The delivery is free for you. You can send your used batteries back to us. The return of the batteries / rechargeable batteries to us must in any case be sufficiently franked:
Owner: Christoph Baranowski
Used batteries may contain harmful substances or heavy metals that can harm the environment and your health. Furthermore, batteries contain valuable materials which can be recycled. The environment and Beispiel.de say thank you.
The garbage bin means: Batteries and rechargeable batteries must not be disposed of with household waste.
The signs under the garbage cans stand for:
Pb: Battery contains lead
Cd: battery contains cadmium
Hg: battery contains mercury
Pb Cd Hg
You can also read this information again in the accompanying documents of the goods delivery or in the operating instructions of the respective device manufacturer.
Further information on the battery law can be found in the consumer area of the Stiftung Gemeinsames Rücknahmesystem Batterien (GRS) [www.grs-batterien.de].
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG)
The symbol for the separate collection of electrical and electronic equipment represents a crossed-out wheeled bin. The disposal of these electrical appliances in the household waste is prohibited by the ElektroG (law on the placing on the market, the return and the environmentally sound disposal of electrical and electronic equipment)! You as a consumer are required to dispose through the local collection and return systems of the municipality. Consumers can return their WEEE to one of the municipal collection points free of charge.
Information on the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act can be found on the homepage of the Federal Ministry for the Environment in the rubric waste: [www.bmu.de]