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Advanced Rechargeable Batteries

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Advanced Rechargeable Batteries

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Legislation & Transport

23
DEC
2014

New Commission Regulation voted in December 2014

COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 1357/2014 of 18 December 2014 replacing Annex III to Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the...
18
AUG
2014

Waste Directives Revision

Ex-post evaluation of Five Waste Stream Directives Accompanying the document Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the...
24
MAY
2014

Updated Q&A for the Batteries Directive and Guidance of R.E. published

The new Q&A associated with the Batteries Directive (2006/66 EC and amended 2013/56 EU)has been published by the European Commission, as well...

RECHARGE Positions

18
NOV
2014

Re-use and Second use of Rechargeable Batteries

With the market development of new rechargeable battery technologies offering longer service life and the possibility to be used to power other...
25
MAY
2014

Battery industry common position about the updated List of Waste, annex of the Commission Decision 2000/532/EC

The industry express his concern relative to the Commission update proposal, particularly on the following points: Non-harmonized use of     ...
07
OCT
2013

RECHARGE’s proposal on Environmental Footprint of Rechargeable Batteries selected as a EU pilot Project

The European Commission has selected RECHARGE to develop the Product Environment Footprint for rechargeable batteries in an advanced pilot phase....

RECHARGE Newsletter Releases

09
DEC
2014

Experts back tighter rules on cadmium, asbestos

The European Chemical Agency’s advisors adopted a number of decisions on hazardous substance restrictions at a plenary meeting in late November...
04
DEC
2014

Q3 batteries data highlights lead acid disparity

The latest waste battery recycling data shows that the proportion of lead acid batteries being used to meet EU targets is declining, but still...
03
DEC
2014

Only a clean circular economy is a good circular economy

It is worth considering that the EU still landfills more than 80 million tonnes of municipal waste despite the Members of the European Parliament...