18 February 2021, 08:41
Last December the European Commission published a proposal for a new Batteries and Waste Batteries Regulation and Annexes, which will be repealing the current Batteries Directive (2006/66/EU).
The initiative builds on the commitments from the EU Green Deal and the new Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP) and it aims to boost batteries’ sustainability and safety throughout their full life cycle. The new regulation proposal includes requirements on sustainability, safety and labelling, as well as requirements for the collection, treatment and recycling of waste batteries.
This new legislation includes concepts of the CEAP such as sustainable principles, carbon footprint, remanufacturing and digital passport that could be ‘replicated’ in other future legislative proposals. CECE, via the Project Team 3R will follow the discussions in the Council and Parliament and will collect feedback from member companies to evaluate the impact of this new regulation on our sector.
Source: CECE - Committee for European Construction Equipment