Basic definitions

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According to §42 of the Waste Act no.79/2015 Coll.:

Battery or accumulator means a source of electrical energy generated by direct conversion of chemical energy and consisting of one or more primary battery cells (non-rechargeable) or consisting of one or more secondary battery cells (rechargeable). Batteries and accumulators are broken down into

  • portable
  • automotive
  • industrial

Producer of batteries and accumulators means a person who, in the context of his or her commercial activity, irrespective of the selling technique used, including sales on the basis of distance contracts, places batteries and accumulators manufactured within the territory of the Slovak Republic or obtained abroad, including batteries and accumulators incorporated into appliances or vehicles, on the market for the first time.

Distributor of batteries and accumulators means a person that provides batteries and accumulators to an end-user in the context of his or her commercial activity.

Appliance means EEE which is fully or partly powered by batteries or accumulators or is capable of being so.