What’s New in the EU Draft Batteries and Waste Batteries Regulation?

The new EU Batteries Regulation is a long-awaited project launched under the European Battery Alliance, and forms an integral part of the EU’s Green Deal and the Circular Economy Action Plan. The regulation applies to all types of batteries, whether on their own, incorporated into appliances, or supplied with electrical and electronic equipment and vehicles.

With this draft, the European Commission aims to improve the legislative framework for batteries and move further towards circular economies, sustainability and low-carbon mobility. This presents new obligations for manufacturers and their supply chains. 

This paper will give an overview of the proposed mandatory requirements, including:

  • Sustainability and safety
  • Labeling and information
  • End-of-life management
  • Obligations of economic operators
  • Electronic exchange of information

Author: Juliana Kecerová, Senior Regulatory Compliance Specialist

Juliana is a Senior Regulatory Compliance Specialist with the Global Regulatory Compliance Team. In her role Juliana keeps clients up to date on global regulatory developments, with a particular focus on batteries and water efficiency.

She graduated with a Master’s Degree in British and American Studies at Pavol Jozef Safarik University of Kosice, Slovakia. Juliana is a native Slovak speaker and is fluent in English and Czech, with good competencies in Polish and Hungarian.

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