The 9th of January 2019, the European Commission published a roadmap on sustainability requirements for batteries.
RREUSE welcomes this commitment from the European Commission to take action towards an improvement of the sustainability requirements linked to batteries placed on the European market. This is the opportunity to make sure that:
- All the batteries can be readily removable non-destructively by the end-user
- Soldering or gluing the batteries to other parts is banned
These requirements would help guarantee the successful and cost-effective repair, refurbishment and re-use of both the batteries and the products in which they are contained.
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