Advanced Rechargeable Batteries

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> Rechargeable Battery manufacturers for a sustainable economy

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> Rechargeable Battery industry investing for Employment in Europe

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> Battery recyclers supporting the European Resource Efficiency policy

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> Active materials manufacturers involved in the Raw Materials Initiative

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Advanced Rechargeable Batteries

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> Rechargeable Battery manufacturers for a sustainable economy

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> Original Equipment manufacturers for Electrical Energy usage

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> Rechargeable Battery industry investing for Employment in Europe

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> Battery recyclers supporting the European Resource Efficiency policy

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> Active materials manufacturers involved in the Raw Materials Initiative

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Advanced Rechargeable Batteries

for a green circular economy

> Rechargeable Battery manufacturers for a sustainable economy

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> Original Equipment manufacturers for Electrical Energy usage

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> Rechargeable Battery industry investing for Employment in Europe

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Legislation & Transport

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...
19
FEB
2014

2nd Informal Working Group Meeting – Large Lithium Batteries and UN transport manual

The documents  can be found under “Knowledge Base” – “Transport” or via the lin...

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

23
SEP
2014

Basel Convention progresses guidelines on mercury and e-waste

The ninth meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG-9) of the Basel Convention on the control of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes...
20
SEP
2014

New IEC Standard on safety of primary lithium batteries

IEC has published a new standard 60086-4:2014 on safety of primary lithium batteries. It replaces the third edition published in 2007. This...
05
AUG
2014

Position on the revision of the Ecodesign voluntary agreement on “Imaging Equipment”

On 12 June 2014, the European Commission organised an Ecodesign Consultation Forum meeting on voluntary agreements. During this meeting the...