The number of companies adhered to Ecopilas already reaches the figure of 759, with an annual growth close to 10 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 battery collective system in the country and one of the most important in Europe.
Among our adhered companies, those belonging to the consumer electronics, telephony and IT sector stand out, with 42% of the total number of adhered companies.
Other representative sectors are the producers dedicated exclusively to the battery sector and the electromedical sector, which include batteries in a great variety of products and represent 13% and 12% of the companies adhered to the Foundation.
SECTORS REPRESENTED IN ECOPILAS
2% OFFICE AUTOMATION
9% PAE/HARDWARE STORES/DIY/ELECTRICITY
3% TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND RADIO COMMUNICATIONS
NUMBER OF COMPANIES
ECOPILAS’ network of battery collection points is the second largest in Europe, with 35,500 collection points and 40,000 containers spread throughout the country, according to data from Eucobat, an association that brings together the 16 most important collective management systems in Europe.
Thanks to the constant growth of the used battery collection network and the high level of public awareness, we have surpassed the figure of 25,988 tons of batteries in the last 15 years. This amount represents the collection and recycling of more than 800,000,000 used batteries.
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Portable batteries represent 79% of the total number of batteries collected by Ecopilas. The collection rate reached by our network of containers was 41% of what was placed on the market by the producers of Ecopilas, during 2017.
The collection of industrial batteries accounts for 19% of the total collection of batteries by Ecopilas, which in 2017 exceeded 5.5 tons of waste.
Automotive batteries currently represent only 2%.
Evolution of tons collected