Battery Law

According to the battery law we are obliged in connection with the sale of batteries or in connection with the delivery of equipment containing rechargeable or disposable batteries, to indicate to you the following:

Rechargeable batteries do not belong in the household waste. Batteries contain substances that can harm humans and the environment, the batteries must be treated or recycled properly.

Batteries and accumulators are labeled with a crossed out wheeled trash can and the chemical symbol of the pollutant they usually contain ( "Cd" for Cadmium, "Hg" for mercury and "Pb" for lead).

Proper recycling of batteries requires, that these be separated from the waste and also be detected separately by the collection and treatment categories (portable batteries, automotive batteries and industrial batteries). In addition, the separate collection of batteries is also pursuing the purpose of conserving resources.

Disposal in household waste is strictly forbidden according to battery legislation. As a consumer you are obliged to return used batteries by law. You have to fulfill the requirement not to mix this type of waste with unsorted municipal waste and to ensure separate collection.

Producers of portable batteries have established a nationwide active recycling system for waste portable batteries (Joint Collection Scheme) or a  publicly approved return system (manufacturer-specific collection system) of their own.

Waste portable batteries are sold exclusively through assembly centers that are connected to the return system or are detected by a producer-specific collection system.

Please dispose spent batteries at a municipal collection or return them back at the local respective collection point without charge. You also can return spent batteries from us after use without charge at the address below or send them back to us.

The return of the spent batteries should be sent to the following address:

GHL Advanced Technology GmbH & CO. KG

Marie-Curie-Str. 20,

67661 Kaiserslautern