Evolution of collection points

ECOPILAS’ network of battery collection points is the second largest in Europe, according to data from Eucobat, an association that brings together the 16 most important collective management systems in the EU, with 35,500 collection points and 40,000 containers spread throughout the country.

2009 | 8.000 collection points0%
2011 | 16.277 collection points0%
2013 | 27.971 collection points0%
2017 | 35.538 collection points0%

Acceso a la plataforma de gestión de RAEEs

426

2009

550

2011

680

2014

811

2017

Adhered companies

The number of companies adhered to Ecopilas has already reached 811, with an annual growth close to 10 percent. Therefore, Ecopilas represents more than 60 percent of the producers registered in the Register of Batteries and Accumulators of the Ministry of Industry, consolidating itself as the largest batteries collective system in the Spain and one of the most important in Europe.

NOTICIAS

BATTERY COLLECTION LOGISTIC MODEL
DOMESTIC CHANNEL
Residues of domestic origin:
– Municipal collection: Clean points, Waste recycling Centres, Ecoparks, Green points
– Capillary collection (also known as “distribution”): all types of shops (large-scale distribution and small shops), educational centres, health centres, town halls, sports centres, cultural centres…

PROFESSIONAL CHANNEL
INDUSTRIAL CHANNEL & ELECTRIC VEHICLE

Collections of professional or industrial origin:
Direct collection: Collection of material on demand from a minimum amount of waste or by defined frequency routes.

TREATMENT CENTRE

The following materials shall be obtained from grinding or milling:

  • Plastics that will later be recycled and plastic granza will be obtained.
  • Ferrous metals of the metallic casings intended for the iron and steel industry to obtain new steel.
  • Intermediate fractions that will be treated in a second phase

RETURN TO THE PRODUCTION PROCESS

For each ton of alkaline batteries collected, more than 300 kilograms of zinc and 250 kilograms of iron and nickel can be recovered, which are used to manufacture all kinds of objects again: from forks and table spoons, to car license plates, new batteries and photovoltaic panels.

 

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