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An overview of our key milestones

2016: Merger Bebat and Recybat

Bebat and Recybat merged on 1 December 2016. Recybat fulfilled the take-back obligation for used automotive batteries. As a result of the merger, Bebat now takes care of the take-back obligation for all your used batteries and accumulators. This cuts red tape and cuts costs for the members.

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Recent milestones

2015: 20 years of Bebat, that calls for a... tree

01 January 2015

In 2015 Bebat celebrated its 20th anniversary. To mark the occasion, a major battery collection campaign was mounted in collaboration with the recycling parks. Bebat made a commitment to donate one tree per 20 kg of collected used batteries to nature conservation organisation Natuurpunt as part of their ‘Forest for Everyone’ campaign.

2014: Collection and recycling of torches handed over to Recupel

01 July 2014

As of 1st July 2014, Bebat no longer accepts torches. From then on responsibility for the collection and recycling of torches will shift to management body Recupel.

2014: Bebat lowers environmental contribution to €0.075

01 January 2014

2014 is the year that Bebat lowers the environmental contribution for portable and industrial batteries from €0.1239 to €0.075.


How many batteries does Bebat collect every year? We’ve compiled a list for you with all the relevant figures!

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