The roadmap for the revision of the EU’s batteries legislation has been published and public feedback can be uploaded during the next six weeks, until 9 July.
EU law aims to minimise batteries’ harmful effects on the environment. The rules cover their full life cycle, from design & production to reuse & recycling.
In line with the Green Deal and other sustainability-related policies, this initiative would update EU rules to ensure:
- all batteries are produced sustainably (i.e. with low resource consumption and little waste generated) and can be easily recycled
- any batteries used in the growing market for electric vehicles are sustainable