Stichting Batterijen was founded in the Netherlands in 1995 and is a collective of more than 1,500 affiliated producers and importersTake a look at the companies affiliated with the Stichting Batterijen collective here of portable and industrial batteries. The board of Stichting Batterijen has four members:
- Eric-Jan Schipper (Independent), Chairman
- Marco Kroes (Varta), Treasurer
- Koen van Hirtum (Duracell), Member
- Eelco Smit (Philips Domestic Appliances), Member
The director of Stichting Batterijen is Gemma Warmerdam.
Stichting Batterijen commissions Stibat to implement the legal producer responsibility. This means that Stibat takes care of the collection points, the collection of the batteries and accumulators, and the sorting and recycling of these batteries.
Producers of (products with built-in) batteries and accumulators have a producer responsibility. For them, the Batteries and Accumulators (Management) Decree 2008Read more about the Battery and Accumulator Management Decree 2008 applies. This means that they have a legal obligation and responsibility to collect and recycle waste batteries and accumulators.
Producer responsibility includes the following core tasks:
- Achieving the legally set collection rate;
- Providing a nationwide collection network;
- Achieving the legally set recycling efficiency;
- Informing consumers about the importance of separate collection.
In addition, they have to register their company as a producer or importer and report to the government the weight of batteries they add to the Dutch market each year. Stichting Batterijen offers a collective collection and processing plan to meet this producer responsibility.
General Binding Statement
For more than twenty-five years, Stichting Batterijen has been implementing the producer responsibility for batteries on behalf of its participants (producers/importers). A General Binding Statement was issued for this collective system for portable batteries and accumulators in 2018. The current GBS for the collective system is expiring and must be renewed. Stichting Batterijen and Stichting OPEN will submit a joint application for the new GBS, with Stichting Batterijen serving as an advocate and Stichting OPEN as the producer organisation for the collective system. Read more about the new GBS Application.
Would you like more information?
For more information, please contact Stibat. Would you like to register as a producer or importer with Stichting Batterijen? Download the registration form below.