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European Commission publishes roadmap

31st August 2016

Emily Rice

The European Commission has published an evaluation roadmap, which is aimed at assessing whether the Batteries Directive meets its objectives and to identifying measures for improving it.

Included in the set of criteria used in the review of the Directive will be pointers such as:

  • efficiency
  • relevance
  • effectiveness
  • coherence and consistency

Evaluation results gained will inform identification of measures to improve the Directive and implementation. A consultation will be held during the review process, of 3 months. Therefore, planned completion is Q4 2017. You can find the existing evaluation roadmap, by clicking here.

The European Directive 2006/66/EC on Batteries and Accumulators and Waste Batteries and Accumulators - the Batteries Directive - establishes rules that include:

  • extended producer responsibilities
  • prohibiting batteries containing hazardous substances
  • the collection, recycling and disposal of waste batteries
  • member states' obligations, including setting collection targets and reporting

If you would like any more information on this or have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch.


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