Environment: Orgalim comments on a proposal for a Regulation for Batteries and Waste Batteries

Published: 1 March 2021

Policies & Issues: Environment

Orgalim, representing Europe’s technology industries, welcomes the opportunity to comment on a new proposal for a Regulation for Batteries and Waste Batteries, revealed by the European Commission on 10 December 2020.

By introducing a wide range of new sustainability requirements, the proposal paves the way for greener, circular and better performing batteries on the market. As continuously improving the performance and overall sustainability of products, including batteries, is at the core of European technology industries’ commitment and competence, Orgalim has already welcomed in June 2020 the Commission’s efforts in setting sustainability requirements for batteries in our position paper “Orgalim comments on the development of sustainability requirements for batteries under a New Regulatory Framework for Batteries”. We very much welcome and support that the Commission’s proposal reflects Orgalim’s recommendations for sustainable sourcing of raw materials and the carbon footprint requirements. 

To see the recommendations from our industries on the new proposal for a Regulation for Batteries and Waste Batteries, which are also relevant for any similar future legislative initiative considered within the new Sustainable Products Initiative, please download the document above.

Authors

Jakovljevic
Ivana Jakovljevic
Junior Adviser - Energy and Environment

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