06 June 2016

German Battery collection system CCR REBAT keeps pace with increasing collection quota

In 2016, the statutory collection rate for spent batteries will again be raised bringing it to 45 percent of the put to market quantities. The producer-owned take-back scheme CCR REBAT further increased its collection rate in Germany during the last year up to 43.3 percent and is on schedule to meet the new target.

With more than 300 contracted producers, CCR REBAT remains to be the largest producer-owned take-back scheme for waste portable batteries in Germany - both in terms of number of participants and the collection volume. In 2015, Reverse Logistics Group’s affiliate CCR Logistics System (CCR) was able to collect more than 3.500t of used batteries and accumulators of different types through CCR REBAT. CCR assures their compliant and environmentally sound recycling in Germany.

In contrast to the take-back scheme GRS, CCR operates CCR REBAT as a so-called producer-owned system according to § 7 German Battery Lay (BattG). At the same time, CCR REBAT is subject to the same requirements as GRS and helps its member producers fulfil their duties and responsibilities in regard to the return and recycling of their batteries as required by the German Battery Law (BattG).

CCR REBAT services include the placing of collection containers, their pick-up plus the correct recycling. All mass-flow is comprehensively documented utilising modern and constantly improved IT systems. Moreover, CCR performs the registration and documentation required by the authorities.
Unlike other providers of such services, CCR affiliate companies offer this system also in other European countries. CCR REBAT thus enables producers operating across to benefit from one centrally organized management of their take-back obligations.

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