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Nordic Swan Proposes Revised Version of Ecolabel Criteria for Primary Batteries

Jun 21, 2018 Nordic Swan Proposes Revised Version of Ecolabel Criteria for Primary Batteries

Primary batteries 300Nordic Ecolabeling has proposed a new revision to the ecolabel criteria for primary batteries. This revised version 5.0 proposes requirements for: 

  • minimum average duration
  • battery shelf life
  • safety requirements and
  • waste handling

This is the third part of the consultation process to revise criteria for primary batteries. 

Part 1 looked at product definition, and use of resources in batteries and packaging, whereas Part 2 covered corporate social responsibility regarding the sourcing of “conflict-free” mineral, critical raw materials and working conditions. 

The results of the three parts will be used by Nordic Ecolabeling to compile a final draft version for consultation based on the new information received. 

A stakeholder webinar will be held by Nordic Ecolabeling on 29 June 2018 on the proposed draft criteria. Interested stakeholders can register by emailing PrimaryBatteries@nordicecolabel.org if you plan on attending. 

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