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Environmental protection is more important today than ever, which is why we want to make our contribution to maintaining a healthy basis for life.
We do not use plastic or polystyrene chips as filling material in our in-house logistics. Our chips are made from 100% biodegradable and environmentally friendly corn starch.
These can easily be disposed of in the organic waste bin or on the compost. Please note that some of our items are shipped directly from the supplier or manufacturer over whose packaging material we have no control.
Recovery of used batteries and accumulators
Our take-back obligation as a dealer
We are legally obliged to take back batteries and rechargeable batteries purchased from us free of charge. Please accept this offer and help to keep our environment clean.
Your obligation to return as consumer
The Battery Act obliges all citizens to dispose of used batteries and rechargeable batteries of all kinds exclusively via the trade or the collection points specially set up for this purpose, e.g. at recycling centres. Disposal via household waste is strictly prohibited.
You can return batteries and rechargeable batteries to public collection points in your community and wherever batteries and rechargeable batteries are sold. You also have the opportunity to hand them in at our head office in Nuremberg.
Waste disposal is free
Disposal is free of charge for you, even at points of sale where you did not buy the batteries and rechargeable batteries.
Batteries are marked with this symbol. They are also marked with one of the following chemical symbols:
- Cd (=battery contains cadmium),
- Hg (=battery contains mercury) or
- Pb (=battery contains lead)
Old electrical appliances do not belong in household waste
Since March 24, 2006, old electrical appliances may no longer be disposed of with household waste. The control concerns all electronic and electrical devices, from the electric toothbrush to the home solarium, from the washing machine to the digital camera, no matter how old. Light sources, fluorescent tubes and energy-saving lamps are also included.
The devices are taken back free of charge by cities and municipalities. They can be taken back at collection points or even collected. Existing collection systems (e.g. recycling centres, collection of bulky waste) are generally used.