The recent Legislative Decree 188, dated November 20, 2008, in Italy has extended the repayment obligation, to batteries and accumulators, not based on the use of lead, but on the use of other metals or compounds.

The decree implements and give effect to the European Directive 2006/66/EC, which is why it is interest of users and companies who work or use batteries, exhausted it, seeking recovery and disposal facilities can assure them that the process will be activated and completed so that you do not incur the possession of highly polluting material, which in addition to procuring the spraying of legal sanctions, may cause serious harm to human health. The same Decree provided that purpose the creation of a new entity.

This is the Coordinating Center Batteries and Accumulators (CdCPA), nonprofit institution founded on 1 January 2009 with the aim of making easier the collection of spent batteries and accumulators and to enable an effective start of such waste materials to disposal .

The collection rate of spent batteries and accumulators compared to production is still very low.To reduce the danger on 'environmental impact, we must achieve a collection rate of 25% for batteries that do not use lead, by September 2012 and 45% by September 2016.

Recovery and Disposal of batteries - Mariton s.r.l - - Via Stagnaccio Basso, 30/D - 50018 Scandicci FIRENZE Italy

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