EU Batteries Regulation
Information for manufacturers
The new EU Batteries Regulation (BattVO) includes various requirements for sustainable and resource-saving design of batteries, ambitious and extensive information obligations to users and various aspects of battery safety.
The Batteries Regulation is planned to repeal Directive 2006/66/EC and amend or adapt Regulation (EU) 2019/1020.
The Commission basically wants the Batteries Regulation to modernise the EU regulatory framework for batteries and waste batteries in response to increased demand for battery development and manufacturing.
The Commission has identified the following problem areas to be addressed by the new Batteries Regulation:
- lack of incentives to invest in the production of sustainable batteries
- unsatisfactorily functioning recycling markets, leading to gaps in material cycles
For this reason, the Commission has developed a proposal to meet the following objectives:
- Reinforcing the functioning of the internal market by ensuring fair competition conditions with the aid of a common body of rules,
- fostering development of the circular economy
- reducing environmental and social impacts at all stages of the battery life cycle.
To deal with the pitfalls and challenges posed by the new Batteries Regulation, we recommend reading the Statement by the VERE association on the Batteries Regulation.
We, the e-systems Group, are very well positioned to meet the challenges posed by implementing the ambitious objectives of the Batteries Regulation. We offer a broad portfolio of services in the areas of product responsibility under waste legislation, sustainable supply chain management, the use of recycled materials, and product safety, covering all aspects of the new Batteries Regulation.
On this page we will continually report on the latest developments regarding the Batteries Regulation.
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