The transport of batteries is subject to strict requirements as laid down in the ADR, the international agreement concerning the international carriage of dangerous goods by road.
This agreement among others provides a precise description of the requirements imposed on packaging for the transport of critical batteries. ARN works only with collection companies for batteries that comply with these ADR requirements. These companies supply packaging suitable for the safe transport of critical ‘non-transport-secure’ batteries.
A battery is described as non-transport-secure if under normal transport conditions, it could rapidly disintegrate, react dangerously or cause flame or dangerous heat development, or lead to the hazardous emission of toxic, corrosive or flammable gases or vapours.