Environmental Project, 1004, 2005

Collection Potential for Nickel-Cadmium Batteries in Denmark


This report estimates the collection potential of nickel-cadmium batteries, i.e. the total quantity of NiCd batteries that could be collected in a given year, provided that the users dispose of all NiCd batteries through the Danish separate collection system for NiCd batteries, and not discarding them with household waste etc. Comparing the potential with the real collection rate shows that only about half of the amount of NiCd batteries disposed of, is collected via the separate collection system.