Manufacturers, importers and distributors are legally obliged to collect and recycle waste batteries and accumulators. In order to meet this obligation, all stores of Maxeda DIY Group have a collection point for batteries in order to have these recycled by Stibat (in the Netherlands) and Bebat (in Belgium). This allows batteries and accumulators to be processed safely and in a responsible manner according to national and European legislation and regulations. In addition, important raw materials are extracted and used again in the industry. This contributes to a circular economy.
- 2019 collection in our stores in the Netherlands: 30,844 kg (28.1% more than in 2018)
- 2019 collection in our stores in Belgium: 23,046 kg (5% more than in 2018)
- 2019 combined collection: 53,890 kg (20% more than in 2018)