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Evaluation of the Batteries Directive

16th October 2017

Cherry Whittaker

The European Commission (EC) is carrying out a consultation on Directive 2006/66/EC (otherwise known as 'The Batteries Directive'), to assess its application and suitability

Specifically, the EC are looking to gain public views on this Directive, on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators, to help determine if the Directive's objectives have been achieved, whether or not the Directive's requirements have been implemented adequately across the Member States, and if the Directive supports the overall objectives of the EU's environmental policy.

The top-level aims of the Directive itself, is to firstly achieve a high amount of recycling of all waste batteries and accumulators, through increasing separate collections of waste batteries and accumulators. In addition, the Directive sets out minimum national targets for spent batteries collections, minimum performance of recycling facilities and restrictions for use of specific hazardous substances. 

This consultation is an element of the review process and its main objective is to gather relevant stakeholders' views and ideas on meeting the Directive's aims, as well as to encourage them to give information for assessing its performance. This will be essential to reach suitable conclusions in the future.

Responding to this consultation

This consultation is open for responses until 28 November 2017. 

If you are a producer and you would like to respond, please use this online survey website: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/batteries


If you would like to talk to our Batteries experts about Batteries Compliance, please don't hesitate to get in touch on 0844 873 1034 or batteries@complydirect.com