In Austria the “Behandlungspflichtenverordnung“ (Treatment of waste regulation) came into force at the beginning of October. This regulation contains new legal obligations for the treatment and storage of batteries and accumulators. Lithium Ion batteries have to be collect and stored separately. In addition to that there are some new requirements regarding the transportation of dangerous goods.
Therefore from 1st of January 2018 the new category “Portable batteries for Lithium” will be introduced by Austrian take back systems.