Battery recycling now at Carrefour
Bring your used batteries to Carrefour! Dispose of them in every Carrefour and Carrefour Express in the designated recycling bins and actively contribute to a ‘green’ environment.
What is the alternative battery management?
The alternative management of batteries refers to the collection, reception, transport, provisional storage, recycling and recovery of battery materials.
What is battery recycling?
The recycling of batteries is the process of recovering and exploiting the materials of which batteries are made, that is the extraction of battery metals and their re-introduction into the natural and financial cycle, with their re-use for manufacturing new batteries or other products. The final aim of this recycling is to save energy and raw materials, while reducing the waste volume.
Why recycle? What’s in it for me?
We all gain from the recycling of batteries. We create a better environment for us and our children.
All over Europe, battery recycling is undertaken to:
- Protect the environment and improve citizen quality of life.
- Reduce waste volume in landfill sites.
- Save raw materials
- Save energy
- Create new jobs
How can I contribute to protecting the environment from the harmful substances found in batteries?
Look for – and use – the special recycling bins for used batteries. By doing this, you help protect water and soil from substances which are a danger to public health.
Which batteries can I discard in the battery recycling bin?
All types of batteries up to 1500 grams, either primary (single use) or secondary (rechargeable). For larger batteries or electric accumulators you should contact the responsible authority.
The type of device to which the battery belongs (cell phone, camera, PC, etc) is of no importance, as long as they are not built into the product. For built-in batteries, you should contact the responsible authority.
Battery life cycle
Every battery has a life cycle. It begins at the factory and ends at the final user.
When a battery is used and simply discarded, its life cycle is interrupted, losing valuable raw materials and thus energy, while some of its elements may pass to the water table with potentially dangerous effects on health.Alternatively, if we place the used battery in the recycling bins, the battery’s life cycle continues and its basic elements are recycled in the production of new batteries or other products.