Distributor means any person that provides batteries and accumulators on a professional basis to an end-user.
Base obligations of distributors:
- ensure take-back of waste portable batteries or accumulators free of charge from end-users, regardless of chemical composition, origin and obligation to buy a new battery or accumulator when supplying portable batteries or accumulators.
- handing returned portable batteries and accumulators over to a competent person (producer, compliance scheme or their collection partners).
- the costs of collection, treatment and recycling shall not be shown separately to end-users at the time of sale of new portable batteries and accumulators.
- inform end-users on possibility to discard waste portable batteries and accumulators free of charge visibly at a public place.