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The European Commission has selected RECHARGE to develop the Product Environment Footprint for rechargeable batteries in an advanced pilot phase.
Out of 90 proposals, RECHARGE’s proposal has been retained with 11 other projects that will be part of the first set.
Initiated by the European Commission, the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) is a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) based method to calculate the environmental performance of a product. Through this project, RECHARGE aims to develop the applicable criteria to the environmental performance of batteries in selected applications, that can potentially be translated to the overall rechargeable battery sector. RECHARGE intends to develop the methodology of the environmental impact evaluation for rechargeable batteries based on the PEF guidance document, as well as selected Environmental Performance Criteria which are based on information accepted and recognised on an international basis by the battery industry and other stakeholders. Finally, the PEF pilot phase provides an opportunity to harmonise the rules for environmental labelling of the batteries.
The European Association of Advanced Rechargeable and Lithium Batteries
168 av. De Tervueren, box 3
B-1150 Brussels, Belgium
Tel. + 32 2 777 05 60
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