Anyone who places batteries on the market or manufactures batteries in Germany must register the batteries with the EAR foundation (German WEEE registration board) as of 1 January 2021.
It makes no difference whether it is a small battery inside a hearing aid or a heavy-duty starter battery for motor vehicles; this is because industrial, vehicle and portable batteries are affected.
Please note: Batteries contained in your electrical appliances must likewise be registered.
Only those battery manufacturers who were already correctly registered with the German Federal Environment Agency by 31 December 2020 have a one-year transitional period to register with the EAR foundation; this period expires on 31 December 2021.
In the event of any uncertainties or questions on the Batteries Act, please do not hesitate to contact the take-e-way GmbH consultants by calling +49/40/750687-0 or sending an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The new Batteries Act (BattG2) took effect on 1 January 2021. It contains significant changes for manufacturers but also e.g. for online retailers as distributors of batteries.
A brief overview of the most important changes to the Batteries Act 2021 is available here: