International Products Law Review

New Sustainable Batteries Regulation: Reflections from our Global Products Law team

Following the closure of the European Commission’s recent consultation period, the European Parliament and Council are set to consider a proposed new Sustainable Batteries Regulation in the coming months (the “Proposed Regulation”). Read on for a summary of some of the key issues for further consideration.

Background

The Commission’s initiative to update the legislative framework for batteries in the EU builds on the Circular Economy Action Plan to make the EU’s economy more sustainable. The new law in the shape of a Proposed Regulation includes requirements on sustainability, safety and labelling, as well as requirements for the collection, treatment and recycling of waste batteries.

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