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Position Paper: The New Draft Battery Directive (21 June 2005)
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The Targeted Risk Assessment Report (TRAR) Portable Nickel-Cadmium Batteries Contribution to Cadmium Emissions as evaluated in the TRAR on the use of cadmium in batteries (Nov, 2004, download) Two page summary: additional explanation (objectives, ground- water, soil) (Nov 2004) TRAR on the use of cadmium in nickel-cadmium rechargeable batteries (May 2003) TRAR Annexes RECHARGE conclusions on the TRAR (24 Sept 2004) CSTEE opinion on the results of the TRAR (28 May 2004) ICDA press release on the TRAR (16 July 2004) Extended Impact Assessment (ExIA) Extended Impact Assessment (ExIA) on batteries prepared for the European Commission (July 2003) Importing batteries in EU Members States. R. Eloy (Saft) (16 Apr 2002) Consumers motivations to take back spent batteries and spent electrical and electronic equipment. M. Crocquet (CSA-TMO) and J-P Wiaux (CollectNiCad) (16 Apr 2002) EU Chemicals policy. Impact on the battery industry. S. Giraud (EPPA) (16 Apr 2002) The US Recycling solution for manufacturers and marketers of rechargeable batteries and products containing them. R. Millard (RBRC) (16 Apr 2002) Bosch-Why NiCd (14 Nov 2001) Black & Decker: Professional 12-Volt NiMH Comparison (16 Aug 2001)
Report on “contribution of spent batteries to the metal flows of municipal solid waste”. (Oct 2005) Full report (PDF, 678 KB) Executive summary (PDF, 32 KB) Short summary (PDF, 16 KB) Key figures (PDF, 106 KB) The flow of rechargeable batteries in the economy. The case study of portable nickel-cadmium batteries in Germany. Questions and answers (Nov 2004, download) Substitution of rechargeable NiCd batteries A background document to evaluate the possibilities of finding alternatives to NiCd batteries SANYO: The impact of the WEEE and RoHS Directives on the collection of spent rechargeable batteries (18 Jun 2003)