New tax on 5kg+ batteries applies in January

7th December 2011, Comments 0 comments BERN, SWITZERLAND - Batteries over 5kg will be taxed at purchase, rather than when they are recycled, starting 1 January 2012, says Bern. Household and small batteries currently carry a recycling tax, at purchase, but not larger ones, such as car batteries and industrial ones. The new system is designed to boost the rate of [...]

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