AFIS Cyprus Ltd is the licensed Collective Management System for Portable Batteries and Accumulators, which was established under Law 215(I)/2002 and in particular Regulation KΔΠ 25/09 and is responsible for the collective management of batteries, up to 2 kg. Law N. 215(I)/2002 was subsequently repealed and replaced by Law N. 185(I)/2011.
Battery management involves collecting empty batteries from collection points, transporting them to licensed facilities for temporary storage and management, and ultimately recovering their useful components and recycling them.
The benefits of recycling batteries are shared by all, since by recycling we create a better environment for ourselves and our children by:
- Protecting the environment and human health
- Saving raw materials and energy
- Reducing the volume of general waste in landfills
By throwing each empty battery into the special AFIS recycling bins, you prevent the toxic substances it contains from entering the food chain through the aquifer, thus helping to protect public health.
All types of dry batteries, up to 2 kg. However, the batteries must not be built into an appliance.
You can find bins in department stores, supermarkets, banks, schools, telecommunication stores, public buildings, etc.
The costs for the collection and shipment of batteries to licensed facilities in Cyprus and abroad are covered by the fees paid by the System Members based on their legal obligation arising from the Regulation ΚΔΠ 56/2016.
According to European legislation, the following battery collection targets have been set for all Member States:
25% by weight of portable batteries and accumulators placed on the market by September 2012.
45% by weight of portable batteries and accumulators placed on the market by September 2016.