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 46.282 collection points spread throughout the country.
2009 | 8.000 collection points0%
2013 | 27.971 collection points0%
2017 | 35.538 collection points0%
2021 | 46.282 collection points0%
The number of companies adhered to Ecopilas has already reached 1.153, with an annual growth close to 5 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.
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.
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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