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section 1 of this regulation are notified
1. with the support of the 15 Cape. section 6 of the Environment Act in respect of 14-20 and
2. with the support of the 15 Cape. section 7 of the environmental code in terms of 12, 13,
21-22 c and 32 sections,
3. by virtue of section 2 of the Act (1990:1332) on charges for
environmentally damaging batteries in terms of sections 24 and 25, and
4. Moreover, pursuant to Chapter 8. section 7 of the Constitution.
paragraph 2 of this regulation,
battery: a source of electrical energy that consists of one or
number of battery cells and where the energy generated by direct
conversion of chemical energy,
industrial battery means a battery that is designed exclusively for
industrial or other commercial use, or that
used in electric vehicles,
car battery means a battery that is designed to be used to
an automotive starter, lighting or ignition power and
is not an industrial battery, and
portable battery means a battery that is sealed and portable and
is not an industrial battery or car battery.
section 3 of this regulation,
producer: the one by professional assign or
otherwise provide professional a battery inside out
the battery for the first time on the Swedish market, and
collection systems: systems that the producer maintains or
is connected to and fro waste batteries can
left on the producer's behalf are transported away and
recovered or disposed of.
3 a of with recovery referred to in this regulation cover a handling
that means that the waste will be useful as a replacement for
other materials, is prepared to come to such a benefit
or are being prepared for reuse. With recovery means
not, however, energy recovery. Regulation (2013:61).
paragraph 4 With battery directive as referred to in this regulation
European Parliament and Council Directive 2006/66/EC of 6
September 2006 on batteries and accumulators and waste
batteries and accumulators and repealing Directive
Moreover, paragraph 5 of the terms and expressions in this regulation the same
meaning as in chapter 15. environmental and waste regulations
(2011:927). Regulation (2011:1006).
The aims and objectives
paragraph 6 of this regulation aims to batteries shall be designed and
be prepared in such a way that the origination of waste
can be prevented and, in the case of the waste that still arise, to
producers to provide systems for the collection of
the waste, the batteries can be recovered and that the
the target for the collection, disposal and recycling, in particular, to
section 7 of the regulation's objectives for the collection is
1. that 95 per cent of the total number of sold cars and
industrial batteries containing lead are collected,
2. that 95 per cent of the total number of sold cars and
industrial batteries that do not contain lead are collected, and
3. to 75 per cent of the total number of other batteries
than those referred to in 1 and 2 are collected.
section 8 of the regulation's objectives for particular care and
1. in the case of batteries containing mercury, to 98
percent of the mercury content of batteries are disposed of
2. in the case of batteries containing lead, that 65 per cent of
the average weight of the batteries are recycled, with the highest possible
recycling rate of lead content,
3. in the case of batteries containing nickel cadmium, to 75
percent of the average weight of the batteries is recycled to the highest
possible recycling rate of cadmium content, and
4. in the case of batteries other than those referred to in 1-3, to 50
percent of the average weight of the batteries are recycled.
Scope of application
Article 9 of this Regulation shall apply to all types of
batteries, regardless of shape, volume, weight, material composition
and use, with the exception of batteries in equipment
1. used in connection with the protection of critical
security interests of a Member State of the European Union,
arms, munitions or war material, if the equipment has
manufactured for a specific military purpose, or
2. is designed to be sent into space.
section 10 of the rules relating to municipalities responsible for transport and
the recovery or disposal of household waste is available in 15
Cape. section 8 of the environmental code. This responsibility is being restricted by the provisions
for the purposes of this regulation only in the case of waste which is supported by the
the regulation is submitted to a producer or to a
the collection systems referred to in section 16.
Ban on certain batteries
11 §/expires U: 2015-10-13/
Provisions on the prohibition of the professional market,
transfer or to Sweden bring certain hazardous
batteries can be found in the Ordinance (1998:944) of non-accommodation in
some cases in connection with the handling, import and export of
11 §/entry into force: 2015-10-13/
Provisions on the prohibition of the provision of certain environmentally harmful batteries on the market can be found in the Ordinance (1998:944) of non-accommodation in some cases in connection with the handling, import and export of chemical products.
section 12 Before a producer placing batteries on the market,
producer to make a report to the environmental protection agency. Notification
shall include information on
1. the producer's name, postal address, e-mail address, Web address,
telephone number, fax number, contact person and any
trademarks of the manufacturer uses in Sweden,
2. the producer's personal or corporate or, if
such does not exist, the producer's Swedish or European
3. what type of batteries that the producer places on the
market (notebook batteries, industrial batteries, or
4. the collection systems for batteries
the producer intends to make use of, and
5. a declaration that the information provided is accurate.
If a task that is provided in the first subparagraph be amended, shall
the producer of this environmental protection agency within
a month. Where a producer ceases to be a producer in Sweden
Environmental protection agency shall notify the producer thereof.
section 13 A producer shall ensure that the batteries manufacturer
place on the market are labelled in accordance with the specified
in the annex.
Obligation to take care of batteries
section 14 A producer should take care of batteries that have become waste.
15 § the obligation to take care of the batteries according to section 14 applies
not in a calendar year in which the producer on the market inside
1. less than 1 kilogram of mercury batteries,
2. less than 2 kilograms of cadmium batteries,
3. less than 250 kilograms of lead batteries, each of which is
heavier than 3 kg,
4. less than 100 kilograms of lead batteries, each of which is
easier than 3 kg, and
5. less than 50 kg of batteries other than those referred to in
section 16 of the producer to fulfil its duty under section 14,
to ensure that an appropriate
collection system for batteries.
section 17 in respect of car batteries that become waste outside a
professional activities and in the case of portable batteries to a
producer obligation according to section 14 by taking care
If the batteries without compensation.
section 18 provides that in The course of business,
lead-acid batteries, each exceed three kilograms to take
against such batteries supplied to the operator.
In the case of batteries for which the operator has not been sold
the obligation in the first paragraph only batteries in a
such an amount commensurate with the amount of
batteries which the operator provides.
§ 19/expires U: 2015-10-13/
A collection system referred to in section 16, as appropriate
1. is easily accessible and provides good service to households, municipalities
and other likely will leave the batteries to the system,
2. make it easier for households and others to sort out the batteries
from other waste,
3. There are collection points with appropriate geographical distribution with
into account the expected usage of the batteries,
population density and other factors,
4. is designed so that those who handle the batteries in the system
not exposed to health and safety risks due to
5. accept batteries of the kind that the system is designed for
regardless of the battery's chemical composition or origin,
6. is available to all producers on a non-discriminatory
7. means that producers who are connected to the system
together take responsibility for an equal share of the resulting
waste in Sweden corresponding to the connected producers '
total market share.
For services to municipalities in accordance with the first paragraph 1 shall
collection system mean that batteries can be left to the
collection system, or downloaded by anyone representing
collection system, at any of the locations that the relevant
the municipality has organised for the handling of batteries. The municipality and
the producer may agree on derogations from this requirement.
A collection system which complies with the requirements of the regulation
(2005:209) on producer responsibility for electric and electronic
products, Ordinance (2007:185) on producer responsibility for cars
or Ordinance (2007:193) on producer responsibility for certain
radioactive products and orphan sources must be regarded as
suitable for batteries that are included in the products
the regulations include.
the entry into force of section 19 of/in: 2015-10-13/
A collection system referred to in section 16 shall be deemed appropriate if 1. is easily accessible and provides good service to households, municipalities, and other likely will leave the batteries to the system,
2. make it easier for households and others to sort out batteries from other waste, 3. There are collection points with appropriate geographical distribution with regard to battery expected use, population density, and other factors, 4. is designed so that those who handle the batteries in the system are not exposed to health and safety risks due to the batteries, 5. accept batteries of the kind that the system is designed for whatever battery chemical composition or origin, 6. is available to all producers on non-discriminatory terms and conditions, and 7. means that the producers who are connected to the system together to take responsibility for an equal share of the resulting waste in Sweden corresponding to the connected producers ' combined market share.
For service to the municipalities referred to in the first subparagraph 1 shall capture system mean that batteries can be left to the collection system, or downloaded by anyone representing the collection system, at any of the locations to which the municipality has organised for the handling of batteries. The municipality and the producer may agree on derogations from this requirement.
A collection system which complies with the requirements of the Regulation (2014:1075) on producer responsibility for electrical equipment, Ordinance (2007:185) on producer responsibility for cars or Ordinance (2007:193) on producer responsibility for certain radioactive products and orphan sources must be regarded as suitable for batteries that are included in the products that the regulations include.
section 20 of the producer to fulfil its duty under section 14,
to ensure that the batteries that have been provided to the
the collection systems referred to in paragraph 16 of the carried away,
pre-treated, reused, recycled or taken care of
otherwise that is acceptable from an environmental point of view.
Obligation to inform
section 21/expires U: 2015-10-13/
A producer shall by 31 March of the calendar year after
sales account to the Swedish environmental protection agency
1. the types and quantities of batteries that the producer has released
on the market in Sweden,
2. the quantity of batteries collected in the collection system
According to section 16 and recovered or disposed or taken out
from Sweden for recovery or disposal;
3. the extent to which the handling of batteries reaches the objectives of
in particular, the disposal and recycling of section 8, and
4. how the producer has complied with its obligations under this
First paragraph 4 does not apply to how the collection locally satisfies
the requirements of paragraphs 19 and 20.
In the case of information about recycling or disposal as
have taken place outside the European Union, the producer to
view that the batteries have been handled in a way that corresponds to the
requirements of the battery directive.
Reporting pursuant to the first subparagraph must be coordinated with the
reporting is done according to the Regulation (2005:209) if
producer responsibility for electric and electronic products and
Ordinance (2007:185) on producer responsibility for cars.
section 21/entry into force: 2015-10-13/
A producer shall by 31 March of the calendar year following the sales report to the environmental protection agency 1. the types and amounts of batteries that the producer has placed on the market in Sweden, 2. the amount of batteries collected in the collection system under section 16 and recovered or disposed or taken out from Sweden for recycling or disposal, 3. the extent to which the handling of batteries reaches the objectives of particular disposal and recycling in section 8, and 4. how the manufacturer has fulfilled his obligations under this regulation.
First paragraph 4 does not apply to how the collection locally meets the requirements of paragraphs 19 and 20.
In the case of data relating to the recovery or disposal has occurred outside the European Union, the producer must demonstrate that the batteries have been handled in a manner that meets the requirements of the battery directive.
Reporting pursuant to the first subparagraph must be coordinated with the reporting carried out pursuant to the Regulation (2014:1075) on producer responsibility for electrical equipment and Ordinance (2007:185) on producer responsibility for cars. Regulation (2015:562).
section 22 A producer shall inform them that use batteries
1. the potential effects on human health and the environment
as a result of the substances contained in batteries,
2. the content of the label referred to in the annex,
3. the obligation under the regulation on waste (2011:927)
sort waste batteries and about how sorting
should go to,
4. the collection systems that users have access to,
5. how users can contribute to the recycling of
The information must be complete and submitted in such a
ways to reach those who are likely to want to leave batteries to
the producer or to a collection system.
22 a of A producer shall consult with municipalities on how
the information referred to in section 22 should be provided locally. If in the
consultation, finds that it is appropriate, the information will be submitted
by the municipality when it informs the households and others about
waste management. Regulation (2013:61).
22 (b) § If the environmental protection agency is requesting it, the producer shall consult
with authority on how the information referred to in section 22 shall be submitted
through a nationwide information effort. Such
information exercise may be made by a government authority
merchandise only if one or more producers undertake to
responding for the costs of the information input.
section 22 c If a producer's costs to comply with this
regulation means that a battery marketed for a higher
price than would otherwise have been the case, the
the producer to ensure that cost is included in the price and
not reported as a separate additional price.
section 23 of the environmental protection agency, in a register compiling the
information that producers have submitted pursuant to sections 12 and 21.
Fee for certain environmentally harmful batteries
section 24, A producer of sealed nickel cadmium batteries must pay
a fee of 300 kroons per kilogram closed
nickel cadmium batteries producer places on the market.
The fee will cover the social costs of collection,
sorting, transportation and disposal of such batteries.
Fee to be paid to the environmental protection agency.
section 25 if there are special reasons, the environmental protection agency in the
individual case may decide to charge should be reduced or
Funding and the use of tax funds
section 26 of the environmental protection agency should provide the funds paid
in accordance with section 24.
section 27 If there are funds in the Fund referred to in section 26,
compensation from the Fund is granted to a municipality or a producer
or the one who has been hired by the municipality or the manufacturer for
1. the costs of sorting, recycling or disposal of
sealed nickel cadmium batteries, and
2. expenses for information about the handling of
nickel cadmium batteries.
Funds may also be used to cover the Swedish environmental protection agency
costs for handling fee and costs
attributable to the establishment and administration of the registry
referred to in section 23.
section 28 questions about compensation from the Fund examined by the environmental protection agency.
Reporting, inspections and fees
section 29 of the environmental protection agency to carry out the tasks in question if the
reporting to the European Commission as shown in
articles 10, 12 and 22 in the batteries directive.
section 30 of the Regulations on supervision, see chapter 26. the environmental code and the
environmental protection Regulation (2011:13). Provisions on the
operational supervisory responsibilities associated with this regulation
see chapter 26. the third subparagraph of paragraph 3 of the environmental code, and Chapter 2. 4,
24, 29 and 30 § § environmental protection regulation.
Provisions on fees can be found in the Ordinance (1998:940) if
fees for the examination and supervision under the Environment Act.
section 31 of the environmental protection agency must notify the regulations needed
for the execution of 12, 19, 21 and 22 sections.
32 section to a fine person who wilfully or negligently:
does not fulfil its obligations to
1. make sure the batteries are marked as follows by 13
2. take care of the batteries according to the provisions of sections 14 and 16.
The one who has violated an imposition of fines or a ban
under penalty according to chapter 26. Environment Act must not be sentenced to imprisonment
According to this regulation in respect of acts which are the subject of
the injunction or prohibition.
To liability under this Regulation shall be liable if the Act is not
subject to penalty according to chapter 29. the environmental code.
33 § provision for appeal, see Chapter 19. 1 §
the environmental code.
1. This Regulation shall enter into force on 1 January 2009,
Ordinance (1997:645) If batteries expire.
2. If there are funds that have been paid to the environmental protection agency
under the repealed Ordinance, the funds used for
a) compensation to the one under section 14 of this regulation,
collected and a cost to sort, retrieve or
dispose of batteries containing lead, cadmium or
Mercury and likely to have been placed on the market before
on 1 January 2009,
b) compensation to the which has a cost of
disposal of mercury from batteries that can be assumed to have
placed on the market before 1 January 2009,
c) refund of fees for batteries that have been put
from Sweden, whether batteries are placed on the market before
on 1 January 2009,
(d)) to pay the costs of the environmental protection agency's examination of
questions about payment of the funds,
e) information about the handling of batteries, and
f) research on batteries.
1. This Regulation shall enter into force on March 31, 2010.
2. in the case of data relating to 2009, accounting under
section 21 take place by 30 June 2010.
Labelling of batteries
Batteries should be marked with the following symbol.
The symbol consists of a crossed-out wheeled bin. Symbol
must be visibly, legibly and
The symbol shall cover at least 3% of the surface area of the battery
main page. The symbol should not be larger than 5 x 5
centimeters. For cylindrical batteries, the symbol cover
at least 1.5% of the battery's surface.
The battery does not need to be marked with the symbol, if the battery is so
small to 3 per cent of the surface of the battery is less than 0.5 x 0.5
centimeter and symbol in a size of at least 1 x 1 cm
instead be placed on the battery pack.
A battery that contains
-more than 0.0005% of mercury by weight shall be marked with Hg,
-more than 0.002% cadmium by weight shall be marked with the Cd, or
-more than 0.004% lead, shall be marked with the Pb.
Hg, Cd or Pb-marking shall be placed under
the wheelie bin symbol and be at least a quarter as large as
the wheelie bin symbol.
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