LEGAL OBLIGATIONS

Royal Decree 106/2008, which transposed Directive 2006/66/EC, already established the obligation of producers of batteries and accumulators to finance the collection and management of their waste.

 

In 2015 it was updated through Royal Decree 710/2015, which transposes Directive 2013/56/EU of Spanish law. This royal modification decree also adapts the 106/2008 to the new regime established by Law 22/2011 on waste and contaminated soils in the area of extended producer liability.

In summary, these are the most important obligations for the producer:

Take the necessary measures to ensure that the waste products placed on the market are collected separately and have proper environmental management (marking of batteries, inclusion of bin for separate collection).

Finance the costs of such management (individually or through a Collective System, deposit system, return or voluntary agreement)

Register in the National Registry of Battery and Accumulator Producers managed by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Digital Agenda, called RII-PYA.

Include the producer number assigned by the RII-PYA register on invoices or documents relating to commercial transactions involving batteries or accumulators carried out between them and distributors. In the case of distance sales, producers must state their registration number both on the electronic page or instrument that supports the sale and on the invoice issued to the buyer or user.

Declare to the National Registry on a quarterly basis information regarding the types, origins and quantities of products placed on the market.