GRS BATTERIEN – JOINT COLLECTION SYSTEM FOR USED BATTERIES
Collection of lithium-ion batteries
Germany is currently the only country with a collection system. The producer (TESVOLT) is legally obliged to take back its batteries.
This is why TESVOLT has joined the only existing collection system for lithium-ion batteries. This means that TESVOLT pays a fee to GRS for each battery module sold to ensure that batteries will be collected at no extra charge for the user anytime and anywhere in Germany.
How does the collection system work?
There are around 800 collection points for lithium-ion batteries across Germany.
Option A: The customer takes the old battery to the collection point. This option requires time and effort on the part of the customer.
Option B: The customer calls GRS directly and the batteries are collected at no extra charge, safely packaged and recycled.
GRS is planning to expand its system gradually across the world. In 2018, the operation will be extended to the USA and Australia.
Since our shipments may contain batteries and rechargeable batteries, we are obliged by the Battery Act (BattG) to inform you of the following:
1. Batteries and rechargeable batteries must not be disposed of with household waste, but you are legally obliged to return used batteries and rechargeable batteries.
2. Waste batteries may contain harmful substances which, if not properly stored or disposed of, could damage the environment or your health.
3. Batteries also contain important raw materials such as. Iron, zinc, manganese or nickel and can be recycled.