The text of the new European Battery Regulation (referred to as the Regulation) has now received formal approval from both the European Parliament (14 June) and the Council of the EU (10 July). Aiming to ensure the safety, sustainability, and competitiveness of batteries, the Regulation will target the entire life cycle of batteries, from their production, their reuse, and recycling. The framework will promote the competitiveness of the Union industry and provide rules for end-of-life batteries to be properly collected and recycled in order to enable the recovery of useful materials and prevent the release of harmful substances into the environment. In addition to its other provisions, the framework will ensure sustainability through the supply chain of batteries.
Our lawyers examine the key elements of the Regulation and its practical implications on the supply chain of batteries in their latest alert.