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Selective Collection of Used Portable Batteries

Author(s): POPIŢA Gabriela-Emilia | Antoanela POPOVICI | Raluca HAŢEGAN

Journal: Proenvironment Promediu
ISSN 1844-6698

Volume: 3;
Issue: 6;
Start page: 278;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: collection | portable batteries | hazardous waste | metals

One of the main sources of pollution with heavy metals in municipal landfills, is the used portable batteries. Ananalysis of soil pollution with heavy metals from the waste landfills show that the predominantly heavy metals are: lead,zinc, cadmium, manganese and nickel.The selective collection of portable batteries has been required by EU legislation (2006) transposed in Romanianlegislation (2008), and is important because of heavy metals content of portable batteries. Under the law, the minimumcollection rate to be achieved by producers is 25% until September 26, 2012 and 45% until September 26, 2016.Currently, the selective collection of portable batteries is practiced by a very small scale, the population like the enduser, is not sufficiently informed about the importance of this category of waste, and the facilities themselves arerelatively small.
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