Sales of portable batteries and accumulators in the European Union have remained relatively stable in recent years, from 176,000 tons in 2010 to 169,000 tons in 2013, then rising to 191,000 tons in 2018, according to data released on Thursday by the European Statistical Office. (Eurostat).
In contrast, the collection of used batteries and accumulators in the EU has increased significantly, from 55,000 tonnes in 2010 to 88,000 tonnes in 2018. As a result, the collection rate of portable batteries and accumulators in the European Union has gradually risen from 35% in 2011 to 48% in 2018, according to Agerpres.
Among Member States, the highest collection rate of portable batteries and accumulators was recorded in 2018 in Croatia (96%), Poland (81%), Luxembourg (69%), Belgium (62%), Slovakia (58%), Bulgaria (54%), Ireland (51%), Denmark (50%) and Romania (49%, data from 2017).
At the opposite pole are Estonia (30%), Cyprus (30%, data from 2017) and Portugal (31%).