The law prescribes that all businesses placing batteries and accumulators on the Finnish market register as producers of batteries and accumulators and fulfil their obligations prescribed in the law as regards recycling of batteries and accumulators.
|A producer of batteries and accumulators may carry out the registration and fulfil other producer responsibility obligations through Recser Oy. Recser Oy is a limited liability company, so the producer businesses will not become members of Recser but instead conclude a producer responsibility transfer agreement with Recser Oy. Recser Oy also records the producers concluding the agreement in the file of the supervisory authority, so a separate registration with the authority is not needed.|
Recser Oy manages the producer liability with regard to batteries and accumulators. Portable batteries and accumulators have been defined in the law (Decree 422/2008) is as follows:
PORTABLE BATTERIES AND ACCUMULATORS: batteries and accumulators other than ones designed solely for industrial or professional use or ones used in electric vehicles, and accumulators other than ones used for automotive starter, lighting and ignition. Here portable battery or accumulator means any battery, accumulator or battery pack that is sealed and can be hand-carried and is neither an industrial battery or accumulator nor an automotive battery or accumulator.
Is your business under producer responsibility with regard to portable batteries and accumulators?
Irrespective of marketing method [including distance selling under the Act on consumer protection (38/1978), chapter 6, 4 §] a producer means one who professionally places batteries or accumulators, including batteries and accumulators in electrical and electronic equipment or in vehicles, on the Finnish market for the first time
(source: government decree on batteries and accumulators 422/2008).
Surely you, as a responsible business, will not leave waste management expenses for other businesses to pay?