The batteries directive 2006/66/EC is the main legislation governing the batteries placed on EU the market. Its scope relates to all type of batteries i.e. portable, automotive and industrial. The legislation includes rules regarding the placing on the market of batteries by restricting the use of certain substances in batteries as well as imposing marking obligations. For portable batteries, the legislation also foresees specific collection targets to be achieved by September 2012 and 2016 respectively.

Consolidated version of the Batteries Directive

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Registration requirements

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Calculation of recycling efficiencies of the recycling processes of waste batteries and accumulators

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Capacity labelling of portable secondary (rechargeable) and automotive batteries and accumulators

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European Commission’s guidance document

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Calculation methodology of annual sales of portable batteries

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