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Consultation: Evaluation of the Batteries Directive

Have your say on the effectiveness of the Batteries Directive

Written by Narinder Williams on 11 October 2017

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Yes or no the European Commission want to hear your views on the Batteries Directive.

 

The Batteries Directive 2006/66/EC ensures that spent batteries are safely collected and disposed of, preventing their disposal as mixed refuse. The Directive sets minimum national targets for the collection of waste portable batteries and the minimum performance of recycling facilities.

 

The Batteries Directive also restricts the use of some hazardous substances and requires that users be properly informed of these products’ characteristics.

 

This survey aims to gather feedback from users and suppliers about how the Batteries Directive is working in practice and whether any changes are needed.

 

Take the survey. The deadline is 28th November 2017:

 

The personal information you provide will be handled confidentially and used solely by Enterprise Europe Network and Innovate UK staff.

 

If you have any questions or comments about this questionnaire, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0300 123 3144 or email contact@enterprise-europe.co.uk

 

Additional Information about the Batteries Directive

The Batteries Directive’s overarching objective is to maximise the separate collection of waste batteries and accumulators and to minimise the disposal of spent batteries as mixed municipal waste in order to achieve a high level of recycling for all waste batteries and accumulators.

 

In particular, the Directive sets minimum national-level targets for the collection of spent portable batteries and for the minimum performance of recycling facilities. The Directive sets restrictions for the use of some hazardous substances and requires that users be properly informed of these products’ characteristics.