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Advanced Rechargeable Batteries

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Legislation & Transport

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...
17
OCT
2013

The Batteries Directive amendment approved in the Environment Council in Luxemburg

The text will be sent now to translation and, once ready, it will be published in the Official Journal of the EU together with the Q&A...

RECHARGE Positions

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     ...
14
APR
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...
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
JUN
2014

Swedish agency urges wide-ranging REACH reform

The EU needs to make REACH more efficient and address gaps in its regulation of combination effects, nanomaterials and low-volume chemicals,...
23
JUN
2014

Essex Man First in UK to be Jailed for Illegal E-Waste Exports

A scoundrel from Essex sentenced to 16 months jail time for illegally exporting 46 tonnes of hazardous e-waste to countries in Africa, has become...
19
JUN
2014

Q1 battery data shows lead acid slowdown

  The proportion of lead acid batteries that is being used to meet waste portable battery recycling targets appears to be on the decline,...