OTP Bank is expanding the project to collect used batteries
OTP Bank continues and expands the green project to collect used batteries. Now the clients and the workers can leave the used batteries in 22 branches across Ukraine in special boxes (finger batteries, power banks, accumulators from phones and laptops, batteries tablets of various types).
Thus, OTP Bank supports the global movement, which aims to protect the environment from the toxic effects of used batteries. The project is being implemented jointly with the public organization "Batteries, get in", which sends batteries collected throughout Ukraine to the GreenWEEE battery recycling plant in Romania.
- Bila Tserkva, Alexandria Blvd., 15;
- Brovary, Independence Blvd., 3;
- Vinnytsia, Kyivska Street, 38-a;
- Dnipro, Shevchenko Street, 53;
- Dnipro, Slobozhansky Avenue, 109-A;
- Dnipro, Central Street, 12;
- Zaporizhia, Sobornyi Avenue, 66;
- Kyiv, Zhylyanska Street, 43;
- Kyiv, Mykhailivska Street, 2;
- Kyiv, Raisa Okipna Street, 4;
- Kyiv, Tymoshenko Street, 18;
- Kyiv, Yevhen Konovalets Street, 44;
- Kyiv, Peremohy Avenue, 29;
- Kryvyi Rih, Gagarin Avenue, 25-A;
- Kropyvnytskyi, Velika Perspektivna Street, 34/32;
- Lviv, Chornovola Street, 41;
- Mykolayiv, Sadova Street, 10;
- Odessa, Shevchenko Avenue, 4-A;
- Odessa, Bunina Street, 10;
- Poltava, Pushkin Street, 28;
- Kharkiv, Bath Lane, 1;
- Kherson, Greek Street, 23.
One special box holds up to 10 kg of used batteries. Each person can hand over up to 50 portable batteries or accumulators in one visit. Mobile phones, mercury lamps, and other garbage are not subject to collection.
So far, more than 95% of all used batteries in Ukraine are dumped in landfills and contaminate the soil. One battery, which gets into nature without recycling, can contaminate from 16 to 20 square meters of soil with toxic substances – magnesium, mercury, tin, lead, cadmium, and other heavy metals. However, recycling batteries in the world is a relatively new practice, and in the EU, for example, there is no plant that would recycle all types of batteries. Each plant has a partnership with other companies, where it sends those batteries that it does not recycle itself.
The Romanian plant GreenWEEE, which includes batteries collected in Ukraine, has been operating since 2007 and annually processes 50,000 tons of electronic equipment – from refrigerators to used batteries.
To recall, the green project on the collection of used batteries in OTP Bank started at the beginning of August of this year and covered ten branches of a network across all Ukraine.
Public Joint Stock Company OTP Bank is a subsidiary of OTP Bank, which is the largest independent Central-Eastern-European banking group. JSC OTP Bank is one of the largest domestic banks, a recognized leader in the financial sector of Ukraine. The Bank provides a full range of financial services to corporate and private customers, as well as to small and medium enterprises. The bank entered the Ukrainian market in 1998, and since then it enjoys a staunch reputation of socially responsible, reliable and stable institution providing its consumers with services of European quality standard.