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New Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on batteries and waste batteries

On 12 July this year, legislation was adopted establishing regulations for the entire battery lifecycle: from design to end-of-life. The result will be a closed loop economy (GOZ) for the EU battery sector. The new regulation aims to establish uniform rules on the EU market and reduce the environmental and social impact of batteries throughout their life cycle.

The Council and the European Parliament adopted Regulation 2023/1542 of 12 July 2023 on batteries and waste batteries, amending Directive 2008/98/EC and Regulation (EU) 2019/1020 and repealing Directive 2006/66/EC. Previous European Union (EU) regulations only covered the end-of-life phase of batteries. The current regulations focus specifically on the management of waste batteries.

The new rules, by establishing uniform rules across the EU, will serve to improve the functioning of the EU internal market for batteries and ensure fairer competition through safety and labelling requirements for batteries

- says Minister for Development and Technology Waldemar Buda.

The legislation, will, in principle, apply to all batteries (including all waste portable batteries, industrial batteries, batteries of electric vehicles and cars and machines) and batteries used in light means of transport (e.g. electric bicycles, mopeds and scooters - light means of transport, so-called LMT).

What has changed

Regulation first and foremost:

  • Introduces requirements for calculating the carbon footprint of batteries and making information available in this regard, in particular through a digital battery passport.
  • It sets mandatory collection targets for producers for waste portable batteries (63% by the end of 2027 and 73% by the end of 2030) and introduces a specific target for the collection of waste batteries from light transport vehicles (51% by the end of 2028 and 61% by the end of 2031);
  • Sets a lithium recovery target of 50% by the end of 2027 and 80% by the end of 2031 (these values will be amendable by delegated acts depending on market and technological developments and the availability of this raw material).
  • It sets mandatory minimum levels for the recycled content of industrial batteries and vehicle and machinery batteries. The initial target levels are 16% cobalt, 85% lead, 6% lithium and 6% nickel. Batteries will be required to have documentation certifying their recycled content. By the end of 2025, the recycling capacity is expected to be 80% for nickel-cadmium batteries and 50% for other waste batteries.
  • Introduces due diligence requirements for operators (this obligation will not apply to small and medium-sized enterprises). The regulation establishes performance, durability and safety criteria, strict restrictions on hazardous substances (mercury, cadmium and lead).
  • It introduces information and labelling requirements for batteries, including for battery components and recycled content, as well as a digital battery passport and the use of a QR code (labelling requirements will take effect in 2026 at the latest and the use of the QR code in 2027).

The regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union. The provisions will mostly apply from 18 February 2024, with Chapter VIII on the management of waste batteries applying from 18 August 2025.

The Battery Regulation is binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all EU Member States. The regulation was published in Official Journal EU of 28 July this year. (L 191, p. 1).

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