The number of companies adhered to Ecopilas already reaches the figure of 1,123, 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 battery collective system in the country and one of the most important in Europe.
In 2020, 44,612 collection points were reached, 11% more than last year. This is largely due to the computerisation of container requests, via the Ecopilas website.
As of 31 December 2019, Ecopilas has 1,074 member companies. This figure represents the various sectors from which companies relying on Ecopilas come. The most representative sector is the consumer electronics, telephony and IT sector, accounting for 57 per cent of the total; followed by the battery and battery sector, 11.1 per cent; the electromedical sector, 9 per cent; the toy, leisure, sports and personal care sector, with 6.7%; the PAE, lighting and electrical equipment sector with 5.4%; the professional and industrial sector with 4.3%; the distribution sector with 2%; the telecommunications and radio communications sector with 1.8% and, finally, the office automation sector with 1.67%.
SECTORS REPRESENTED IN ECOPILAS
4,3% PAE/HARDWARE STORES/DIY/ELECTRICITY
1,8% TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND RADIO COMMUNICATIONS
1,4% OFFICE AUTOMATION
ECOPILAS’ network of battery collection points is the second largest in Europe, with 46,612 collection points spread throughout the country, according to data from Eucobat, an association that brings together the 16 most important collective management systems in Europe.
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Thanks to the constant growth of the battery collection network, used batteries and the high degree of public awareness, we have exceeded the figure of 43,962 tons of batteries in the last 10 years.
The total amount of used cells and batteries collected by the Ecopilas network in 2020 was 7,315,145 kg.
The collection rate reached by Ecopilas for batteries and portable batteries was 45%, complying with the objective established by the RD for batteries. The amounts of portable battery waste has exceeded 3,289 tonnes, similar figure to the previous year.
The collections of industrial cells and batteries represent 51% of the total collection of cells and batteries by Ecopilas, which in 2020 exceeded 3,700 tons of waste.
Collections of automotive cells and batteries currently represent 4%.