What’s New in the EU Draft Batteries and Waste Batteries Regulation?
Under the EU Draft Batteries Regulation, the European Commission aims to improve the legislative framework for batteries and move further towards circular economies, sustainability and low-carbon mobility.
Batteries are regulated across many different areas including:
- Restrictions on the use of hazardous chemicals
- Takeback and recycling obligations
- Marking and labeling requirements
- Certification, product safety and transportation.
It will apply to batteries:
- On their own
- Incorporated into appliances
- Supplied with electrical and electronic equipment
- Supplied with vehicles
Overall this will result in:
- Greater environmental protection
- More sustainable products
- New obligations for manufacturers
- New challenges within their supply chains.
Juliana Kecerová, Senior Regulatory Compliance Specialist
Juliana is a Senior Regulatory Compliance Specialist with the Global Regulatory Compliance Team. In her role Juliana keeps clients up to date on global regulatory developments, with a particular focus on batteries and water efficiency.
She graduated with a Master’s Degree in British and American Studies at Pavol Jozef Safarik University of Kosice, Slovakia. Juliana is a native Slovak speaker and is fluent in English and Czech, with good competencies in Polish and Hungarian.