OUR FIGURES

ADHERED COMPANIES

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.

 

811 Adhered companies

3.285 Collaboration agreements

35.538 Collection points

41% Selective collection index

25.988 Total tons collected

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

4% DISTRIBUTION
42% ELECTRONICS/TELEPHONY/INFORMATICS
12% ELECTROMEDICINE
8% TOYS/LEISURE/SPORTS
2% OFFICE AUTOMATION
9% PAE/HARDWARE STORES/DIY/ELECTRICITY
13% BATTERIES
7% PROFESSIONAL/INDUSTRIAL
3% TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

NUMBER OF COMPANIES

  • 30 companies

  • 340 companies

  • 97 companies

  • 64 companies

  • 17 companies

  • 67 companies

  • 102 companies

  • 56 companies

  • 28 companies

Did you know that…
Ecopilas represents more than 811 companies, manufacturers and importers of batteries from very different sectors of activity.

COLLECTION POINTS

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.

To take home batteries for recycling, you can find the nearest collection point to your home, in this link:

COLLECTION POINTS

 


COLLECTED AMOUNTS

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 

Acumulado de recogida de pilas y baterías en toneladas

Did you know…
In one ton there are approximately 43,500 aa alkaline batteries.