Outlining BWMR below for reference
1. The BWMR replace the Batteries (Management and Handling) Rules, 2001. The main objectives of the BWMR are to:
1. Prevent the disposal of waste batteries in landfills and incinerators
2. Promote the recycling and reuse of waste batteries
3. Reduce the environmental impact of battery waste
4. The BWMR apply to all types of batteries, including lead-acid batteries, nickel-cadmium batteries, lithium-ion batteries, and button cells.
The BWMR put the onus of battery waste management on the producers of batteries. Producers are required to:
1. Collect used batteries from consumers
2. Recycle or refurbish used batteries
3. Meet certain recycling targets
Here are some tips on how to dispose of batteries safely in India:
1. Never throw batteries in the trash.
2. Take used batteries to a designated collection point.
3. You can find a list of collection points near you by searching online or contacting your local municipality.
4. Do not crush, puncture, or disassemble batteries.
5. Do not put batteries in a fire.
6. Do not store batteries in hot or humid places.
7. By following these tips, you can help to protect the environment and ensure that used batteries are recycled properly.
You have the option of taking electrical and electronic waste to a suitable collection point operated by dealers or municipalities. In addition, you can also return your waste devices free of charge to our shipping warehouse:
For all small electrical and electronic waste with a length of less than 25 cm for use in private households, there is the option of 0:1 take-back.
For large household appliances, you can carry out a 1:1 take-back based on our product groups.
Please remove batteries and rechargeable batteries if at all possible, and dispose of them as described under “Information on the Batteries Act”. If the equipment contains data storage media, you will be required to erase any personal data.
For safe disposal of stihl batteries please contact your nearest dealer or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org