EU corrects battery recycling target error

Industry gets extra year to achieve recycling goals after typo blunder in new directive text

European battery makers have won an extra year to meet new recycling targets because the EU has corrected an error that crept into the revised batteries directive published in September (EED 27/09/06).  Targets to recycle 65% of lead-acid batteries, 75% of nickel-cadmium batteries and 50% of other batteries must be met by 2011, not 2010, says a corrigendum published in the official journal last week.  A 2011 deadline is in line with an earlier definitive text approved by EU institutions (EED 07/07/06).  See corrigendum to directive 2006/66/EC.

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