• Batteries Directive 2013/56/EU - mercury ban from 1st October

    Battery Directive 2013/56/EU amending Directive 2006/66/EC The 2013 Directive extends the ban on the placing on the market of portable batteries and accumulators containing cadmium to portable batteries and accumulat...
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  • Transportation of lithium-ion batteries

    Transport regulations for “dangerous goods” which include lithium-ion batteries shipped either separately or in electrical products apply globally.   See below for comprehensive details:
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  • Revised Battery and Accumulators Directive hits OJ

    Battery and accumulators Directive 2006/66/EC will be amended by 2013/56/EU in order to gradually reduce the amount of cadmium and mercury released into the environment as substitutes become generally available. Adopt...
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  • Achieving the 2016 battery collection rate will be a challenge

    The European Portable Battery Association (EPBA). predicts that 'only a dozen countries' will be able to achieve the 2016 target for the collection of batteries. Despite information indicating that at least seven E...
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  • Portable batteries to be defined

    The UK Government has opened a consultation on the definition of ‘portable’ batteries, in relation to its guidance on the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulation. The consultation specifically looks a...
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  • Farnell Battery Compliance Certificate-UK

    Farnell's Producer Registration Number is BPRN00563 and its Compliance Certificate is attached.       Find out more EU Batteries Directive information. Register with element14 to be able to rec...
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  • Battery Selection Guide (V2)

    Batteries were originally developed by Alessandro Volta in 1800 and have been the subject of research ever since.  Today a wide range of battery types are available all of which have different characteristics t...
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  • EU regulation for battery labels published

    The European Council of Ministers has published the text of an EU regulation setting out the labelling requirements that display the charge capacity of automotive and rechargeable batteries.   A reduction in wa...
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  • UK - Farnell battery take-back options

    The Battery Directive requires Producers to fund the collection and safe recycling of portable batteries. The document attached provides guidance on where users can return spent batteries to including details of how...
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  • UK-Battery Directive: Government Guidance

    The UK Government has issued comprehensive guidance notes on the (New) Battery Directive. See attached for further information       Find out more EU Batteries Directive information. Register ...
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  • Nuova direttiva per l'utilizzo delle batterie (Italiano)

    Batterie: impatto della nuova direttiva sulle batterie.       Find out more EU Batteries Directive information. Register with element14 to be able to receive the latest EU Batteries Directive le...
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  • Appliance Efficiency Standards for Battery Chargers in California

        In January 2012, the California Energy Commission approved a regulation placing performance requirements on battery chargers:       Consumer chargers, used by such products as cell phon...
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  • EU considers cadmium ban for cordless power tools

          The European Commission (EC) has launched a consultation that will consider a ban on cadmium in batteries for cordless power tools such as electric drills.   Currently, such tools are ex...
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  • How are batteries recycled?

      A common question is around how batteries are recycled.     There are a number of recycling processes that aim at recovering a variety of materials.     Lead can be recovered by separating t...
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  • 2008 and 2009 Battery Regs - know the difference

      Do the 2008 and 2009 Battery Regulations impact your business? Did you know there were two pieces of legislation? Well, the 2008 regulations cover substance restrictions and labelling while the focus of the ...
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  • EC announces Producer requirements

      The European Commission has published a decision that establishes the requirements for registration of producers of batteries and accumulators in accordance with Directive 2006/66/EC of the European Parliament...
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  • UK battery guidance from the Environment Agency

      On 5 May 2009, new regulations came into force about the way batteries and accumulators are collected, treated and recycled in the UK. The Batteries Directive will improve the environmental performance of batt...
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  • Batteries - reasons for non compliance

      Substance restrictions and chemical symbol marking requirements from the UK 2008 regulations are listed in the table below.     Substance Restrictions Marking required (all batteries) Mercury 0.0005...
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  • Do you use batteries?

    Do you use, manufacture or import batteries? Do you understand if you are a Producer or not? Do you need to join a Battery Compliance Scheme (BCS)? Do you understand the likely costs? If not, or simply in doubt, t...
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  • Battery capacity label will apply from 31 May

    One of the requirements of the EU Batteries and Accumulators Directive 2006/66/EC was the need for Producers to ensure that any automotive or portable batteries, placed on the market, should display a capacity label b...
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