Sustainability

 

Nilar batteries are fully recyclable. From the nickel used to power them to the seals and casing used to the contact plates transferring the energy, the different elements that make up the battery can be reused in industrial manufacturing, such as the production of new Nilar batteries. The Circular Economy philosophy has been a central part of the R&D process for Nilar EC, reducing cost and the environmental impact of the batteries.

Nilar EC batteries are made with minimal hard-to-recover raw materials. Unlike most industrial batteries, nickel metal hydride batteries do not contain cadmium, mercury or lead to deliver powerful results. And unlike many other chemistries, which are often more costly to recycle than mine, nickel is an actively recycled and reused material.

Handling of battery waste in Europe is regulated according to Battery Directive 2006/66/EC and EU Member state national legislation. Nilar takes full responsibility for taking back Nilar batteries and for the recycling process of them. Returned batteries are systematically recycled and the materials are re-used either in new batteries or in other industries.

Nilar innovations for high recycling efficiency:

  • Developed method for the re-use of battery material in our production line.
  • Fully recyclable
  • Low usage of hard to recover raw materials

When your Nilar battery is ready for disposal it is recommended to send the battery to the local Nilar battery dealer or to Nilar AB.

Nilar products are compliant with the following directives and regulations:

  • EU-directive 2006/66/EG (‘Battery Directive’)
  • Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive 2012/19/EU
  • Restrictions of certain hazardous substances according to RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU
  • Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization
    and the Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)