Battery Directive

Directive 2006/66/EC of 6 September 2006 on batteries and accumulators and Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009

Batteries have been identified by the EU as a priority waste stream needing action to lessen their impact on the environment.  As a result a new Battery Directive came into force on 6 September 2006.

This Directive aims to reduce the environmental impact of the manufacture, distribution, use and disposal and recovery of batteries.  it will reduce the quantity of hazardous and non-hazardous waste batteries going to landfill and increase the recycling of the materials they contain.

Daniamant have discussed our position in conjunction with the Environment Agency and our position is as follows:

1.) Daniamant is not classed as a producer for the majority of its products as the batteries we use are imported into the UK by other major battery suppliers, therefore we have no producer responsibilities under the Battery Regulations.

2.) Daniamant use a small amount of batteries from outside the UK and Denmark which are classed as industrial batteries and accordingly we have registered as an Industrial Battery producer with the Secretary of State (Daniamant UK Battery Producer Registration Number: BPRN01182).

As a producer of industrial batteries under the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009, we Daniamant Ltd produce Lithium Ion Disulphide batteries. We are obliged to take back free of charge our L162 and L163 lifebuoy lights, supplied to an end user for treatment and recycling. We are required to do this in any calendar year we place new industrial batteries on the market. If any of our customers or in certain cases other end users, require us to take back Industrial batteries, they should contact us at Daniamant Ltd, Unit 3 The Admiral Park, Airport Service Road, Portsmouth, Hants, PO6 1DA. We will agree the necessary arrangements for the return, proper treatment and recycling of the waste industrial batteries

Daniamant has no obligation to join a Battery Compliance Scheme as an industrial producer.  Please also see our WEEE information page for further details.