The EU electron revolution continues: after announcing the revision of the TEN-E to give priority to the electricity grid (read our previous article), now the EU Commission launches the revision of the EU Regulation on batteries. The average collection rate of portable batteries in the EU is almost only 48% for recycling. This means that large amounts of valuable resources are lost. Of these, about 35 000 tonnes of portable batteries end up in municipal waste every year (with possible leaching of dangerous substances).
Given the important role they play in the rollout of zero-emission mobility and the storage of intermittent renewable energy, batteries are now crucial to reach the ambitious goals of climate neutrality in Europe. And EU is running a revolution….