Bebat is a non for profit organization, not a government body. It was set up by battery producers under the terms of the former eco-tax legislation. In the meantime, the (federal) eco-tax legislation has been replaced by the take-back obligation, which is regulated at regional level. Producers are responsible for the safe collection and recycling of spent batteries and for raising the awareness of the general public.
Bebat is a management organisation that collectively assumes the take-back obligation collectively on behalf of its participants. Although Bebat is a non for profit organization, there are various supervisory mechanisms provided in the regional legislation to ensure transparency and smooth operation. Bebat derives its income from contributions by the participating companies.