Two reasons drive and determine the creation and consolidation of our Ecopilas Foundation:
Facilitate compliance with the law by all our member companies, channelling the process and recycling of batteries they put on the market, in the best conditions of efficiency and cost and contribute to the long term preservation of the environment, with the support of all citizens.
With the simple gesture of depositing the batteries in an ECOPILAS container, we can achieve important benefits for the Environment.
If batteries are thrown away with the rest of the waste, they can end up losing their air tightness and spilling some of their components (nickel, cadmium or mercury), ultimately damaging the environment.
The batteries deposited in our containers are taken to the most modern and efficient recycling plants, where they are classified by type and format in order to give each one the specific treatment that corresponds to it, according to its components.
Many of these metals and components, between 50 and 80 percent, can be recovered and returned to the industrial process circle, saving energy and reducing the growing extractive demand for raw materials worldwide.
Aware of the need to preserve our environment and avoid the polluting action of batteries and accumulators if they end up in landfills, the EU implemented the Directive on Batteries and Accumulators which was definitively incorporated into our legal system in 2008 through Royal Decree 106/2008 on batteries, accumulators and the management of their waste.