Ecobatterien aims to integrate the concept of extended producer responsibility into that of the circular economy in order to promote the responsible management of resources.
This circular economy scheme can be described in several steps:
- Producers and importers place batteries on the market and meet their environmental obligations.
- The consumer finances the collection and treatment of used batteries as soon as the new ones are purchased by paying a recycling fee. Consumer involvement in the selective collection of used batteries is very important.
- Luxembourg is 100% covered by a collection network composed of container parks, mobile collections of the SuperDrecksKëscht and the take back from distributors and collection barrel in shops and other institutions.
- In accordance with the principle of proximity, the treatment is carried out in factories close to Luxembourg while guaranteeing the best available processing techniques in order to provide the industry with high-quality raw materials.