The management of used batteries is a very important area for Electrão. Over the years, we have recorded an increase in the quantities collected and sent for treatment through the collection network that is growing every day and the awareness that we raise so that citizens hand in their used batteries at the nearest Electrão collection point.
In 2021, we launched a new version of Ondereciclar.pt which allows citizens to find, more easily and quickly, through filters, the nearest places to deliver their used batteries.
Collecting the used batteries handed in by the Portuguese is the first step towards ensuring that this waste is correctly recycled.
After collection, the batteries are sent to specialised centres and treated according to their type. In these centres, all procedures to ensure that toxic components are removed correctly and safely are guaranteed.
84% Recycling rate
77% Recycling rate
95% Recycling rate
The collection and treatment of this waste made it possible to avoid the emission equivalent to
Equivalent 114 tonnes of CO2*
*The allocation of the quantity of waste and the carbon equivalent were estimated by direct application of the quantities collected
This action would correspond
to the plantation of
These results were possible because we continued to work to be ever closer to the citizen by improved our collection network and containers of used batteries. Electrão Points are distributed throughout the country.
Urban Waste Management Systems
Relationship with member companies
The dedication we place in the Electrão network management, and in the collection of used batteries, is part of the commitment we have assumed with our member companies, who continue to place their trust in Electrão to treat the batteries they place on the market. 2021 continued to be a year of strengthening the relationship with our Members and also a year of growth in the batteries market.
Audits and technical
verifications carried out
Compliance with all environmental regulations is very important for Electrão, which has accompanied the work of partners – collection sites and logistics operators.
Audits and technical checks performed
on producers and member companies
and recycling system operation
The Batteries Management System is based on the principle of extended producer responsibility and on the transfer of an Visible fee to support the costs of treating the waste generated from the products that each of these producers places on the market. Find out how our system works and the costs associated with each of its management items.
The management of batteries
in 2020 and 2021