Batteries in Brazil

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Batteries have been the subject of special environmental regulations in Brazil since 1999, and are among the product categories subject to mandatory producer take-back under the 2010 National Waste Law (Law 12.305/2010). The principal battery regulation in effect as of early 2012 is CONAMA Resolution 401/2008 (the "Resolution"), which subjects manufacturers and importers of covered batteries and the products that contain them, to registration, testing, take-back and other obligations.


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