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Summary

DG Environment at the European Commission has commissioned two studies in support of the preparation of the Impact Assessment for a new regulatory framework for batteries in the EU,

  • Study to identify and assess the feasibility of measures to enhance the impact of Directive 2006/66/EC on the protection of environment, on the promotion of Circular Economy and on the smooth functioning of the internal market. This project is being delivered by a consortium composed of Oeko-Institut e.V. and Trinomics B.V.
  • Assessment of options to improve particular aspects of the EU regulatory framework on batteries. This project is being delivered by a consortium composed of Oeko-Institut e.V., Rambøll Management Consulting A/S and Umweltbundesamt GmbH (UBA).

This work is being conducted as part of the follow-up to the Commission reports on the implementation and impact of the Batteries Directive - COM/2019/166 - and on its evaluation - SWD/2019/1300.

These studies seek to gather information on a number of issues raised in the aforementioned reports, in particular the observed limitations in some legal provisions that prevent the Batteries Directive from fully delivering on its objectives relating to the collection of waste batteries and the efficiency of material recovery.

In addition, the European Commission has completed a study on the eco-design aspects of the new regulatory framework for batteries.

The results can be obtained at: https://ecodesignbatteries.eu/

News and Events

27 April to 5 May 2020

To present and discuss initial results of the impact assessment study and to gather views and information stakeholder meetings were organised. The digital meetings took place online between 27 April and 5 May 2020.

The presentations can be obtained at: Stakeholder Meetings

29 April 2020

To present and discuss initial results of the impact assessment study and to gather views and information an Expert Group Meeting was organised for Member States. The digital meeting took place online on 29 April 2020.

20 December 2019

Official start date of the project “Assessment of options to improve particular aspects of the EU regulatory framework on batteries”, commissioned by the European Commission, European Commission – DG Environment B.3, under Service request of 7.10.2019 in the context of the framework contract ENV.F.1/FRA/2019/0001. The study is being prepared by Ramboll, Oeko-Institut e.V and Umweltbundesamt GmbH.

2 April 2019

Official start date of the project “Study to identify and assess the feasibility of measures to enhance the impact of Directive 2006/66/EC on the protection of the environment, on the promotion of circular economy and on the smooth functioning of the internal market”, commissioned by the European Commission DG Environment B.3, under Service request of 22.11.2018 in the context of the framework contract ENV.F.1/FRA/2014/0063. The study is being prepared by Trinomics and the Oeko-Institut e.V.