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EU Batteries Regulation published

The EU Commission has proposed a new regulation to that would repeal EU Batteries Directive 2006/66 from 1 July 2023.

The regulation implements a key initiative of the Circular Economy Action plan to make batteries more sustainable. Requirements include:

  • increasing portable battery collection targets from 45% today to 70% by 31 December 2030

  • preparing a carbon footprint report for electric vehicle batteries and industrial rechargeable batteries from 1 July 2024

  • meeting recycled content criteria for lithium, cobalt, lead and nickel

  • establishing performance and durability criteria

  • providing information on batteries to a central electronic exchange system

The proposal will now be reviewed by the European Parliament and the Council.

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