Joint statement: Europe’s circular economy leaders demand removable, replaceable, and repairable batteries

7th December 2021 | News

Repairers, refurbishers and recyclers, alongside environmental NGOs, call on the European Commission, Parliament and Council to adopt ambitious requirements in the Battery Regulation to enable battery removal, replacement and repair for consumer electronics and LEVs.

Removable, replaceable, and repairable batteries are an essential element of the battery regulation in order to support value retention and circularity, reduce EU dependency on critical raw materials, reduce e-waste and unnecessary consumption, as well as supporting worker safety and fire prevention.

The report is an initiative of the European Environmental Bureau, the Right to Repair campaign and the Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics at Lund University.