Revision of EU battery waste law enters force

Amendment designed to avert mass withdrawal of batteries from EU market; waste shipments law clarified

A minor amendment to the 2006 EU batteries directive entered force on Friday following publication in the EU official journal.  The change confirms that batteries placed on the EU market before the directive entered force do not have to be withdrawn or relabelled (EED 19/05/08).  

In a separate amendment to the 2006 waste shipments regulation published last week, the definition of "notifiers" – who must alert the authorities ahead of such shipments – has been changed to correct an error.  

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