Our specialists discuss the new European Union (EU) battery regulation and answer six of your frequently asked questions.
The EU has implemented a sweeping new regulation that imposes significant obligations on manufacturers, importers, and distributors of batteries in the European market. The EU battery regulation was adopted June 14, 2023, and it replaces the current batteries legislation, EU Directive 2006/66/EC Battery Directive. The regulation seeks to protect human health and the environment by promoting a circular economy for the life cycle of batteries, from raw material extraction and mining to manufacturing, availability on the market, usage, collection and recycling, and disposal. It also includes rules on sustainability, safety, labeling, and marking.