Batteries – modernising EU rules

Batteries – modernising EU rules

Consultation Type: Roadmap – Inception impact assessment

Deadline for feedback: 9 July 2020

Topics: Environment

Type of act: Proposal for a regulation

Objective of the consultation

EU law aims to minimise batteries’ harmful effects on the environment. The rules cover their full life cycle, from design & production to reuse & recycling.
In line with the Green Deal and other sustainability-related policies, this initiative would update EU rules to ensure:

  • all batteries are produced sustainably (i.e. with low resource consumption and little waste generated) and can be easily recycled
  • any batteries used in the growing market for electric vehicles are sustainable.

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Source: European Commission