Electrical waste disposal/battery disposal
Old electrical and electronic products contain recyclable materials and therefore do not belong in the household waste!
For this reason, you as a consumer are obliged under the German Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act ("Act on the Sale, Return and Environmentally Sound Disposal of Electrical and Electronic Equipment") to ensure that they are disposed of properly and separately from household waste. To make this clear, all new electrical and electronic products put on the market since 2005 have been marked with the symbol of a crossed-out dustbin as a visible sign of resource conservation and environmental protection.
The Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act regulates bindingly what happens to the collected electrical and electronic products:
They are to be collected and transported in such a way that no hazardous substances can be released on the way. Certified specialist waste management companies treat the products, render pollutants harmless and recover raw materials in complex processes, which are then fed back into the production process as secondary raw materials. For suitable end-of-life products, the legislator also prescribes an examination as to whether reuse would be possible. Ideally, the old products can be reprocessed and reused as good used products. In particular, second-hand smartphones, PCs and laptops may be suitable for a second or third life. In this respect, the professional collection and disposal of electrical and electronic products protects the climate and the environment and also conserves the earth's increasingly scarce resources.
Information for battery disposal
In connection with the sale of batteries or with the delivery of devices that contain batteries, we are under obligation to bring the following to your attention:
As the end user, you are legally under obligation to return used batteries. You can return old batteries, which offer or have offered in our new battery assortment, free of charge to our dispatch warehouse (dispatch address). The symbols showed on the batteries have the following meaning:
The symbol of the crossed-out dustbin means that the battery may not be discarded with the household waste.
Pb = Battery contains more than 0.004 percent by mass of Lead
Cd = Battery contains more than 0.002 percent by mass of Cadmium
Hg = Battery contains more than 0.0005 percent by mass of Mercury.
Please pay attention to the above instructions.