RECHARGE position on the review of the Batteries directive
In October 2017, the European Commission launched the EU Batteries Alliance to create a competitive and sustainable, battery cell manufacturing activity in the European Union, contributing to both growth and sustainability objectives. In parallel, the Commission has initiated the review of Directive 2006/66/EC (the “Batteries Directive”). The revision of the Batteries Directive will be a key factor determining the success of the challenging task to become a world leader in batteries manufacturing.
RECHARGE is convinced that the momentum created by the Batteries Alliance is a unique opportunity to look at the legislative and regulatory landscape impacting batteries and to work towards better coherence and efficiency.
The future environmental objectives discussed in the framework of the Batteries Directive revision, such as batteries collection rate and recycling efficiency, should be compatible with the growth objectives set for the battery sector. RECHARGE would like to outline its key proposals related to the review of the Batteries Directive so as to create a favorable landscape for the batteries sector in the European Union.