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EU - Batteries and Waste Batteries Regulation 2023/1542

August, 2023

The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union adopted a new regulation on batteries and waste batteries, Regulation (EU) 2023/1542. The Regulation aims to promote a circular economy in the batteries sector by regulating all stages of the life cycle of batteries including production, reuse, and recycling. The Regulation includes labeling and information requirements on components for batteries, and outlines targets for recovery of materials from waste batteries. The Regulation was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on July 28, 2023, and will come into effect on August 18, 2023. Directive 2006/66/EC will be repealed beginning August 18, 2025.

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