Eurometaux | Chemicals management in batteries

In December 2020, the European Commission presented the legislative proposal for modernising the current batteries legislation (Directive 2006/66/EU). Management of chemicals is covered by Art. 6, which includes a process to regulate hazardous substances used in batteries, duplicating the existing and well established REACH restriction process set out in Annex XVII of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006.

This paper makes some suggestions to achieve an appropriate and coherent risk management of metals in batteries. It also calls for a regulatory coherence, to provide industry with a more predictable regulatory framework, essential for securing long-term investments in the competitive and sustainable EU battery value chain.


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