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MEPs ban cadmium from power tool batteries and mercury from button cells

by European Parliament  (Oct. 10, 2013)

A law banning the toxic substance cadmium from portable batteries and accumulators used in cordless power tools such as drills, screwdrivers or saws, was voted by Parliament on Thursday. This ban, already agreed with EU ministers, will apply from 31 December 2016. MEPs also inserted a clause banning mercury from button cells from autumn 2015. "I ...

Will Santa Clause break the law? The European Batteries Directive

by ENHESA - Global EHS & Product Compliance Assurance  (Dec. 9, 2009)

Enhesa publishes its 2009 Batteries Report December 9th. The report is a detailed comparative analysis of the regulatory requirements in nine European countries compared to the EU Batteries Directive 2006/66/EC. Anyone putting batteries on the market, standalone or incorporated in products, is confronted with a myriad of regulatory requirements. ...

Shoppers pay the price for battery regulations

by MRW - Materials Recycling Week  (Aug. 18, 2009)

Consumers will have to pay more for their batteries because of the battery regulations, according to an industry expert. Recycling firm WasteCare chief executive Peter Hunt told MRW that manufacturers will have to increase the price of batteries to cover their collection and competitive costs. His comments come after the Department for ...

Energy Commission Plugs in Energy Efficiency Rules for Battery-Charged Appliances

by Marketwire  (Jan. 13, 2012)

California just got smarter about saving energy for consumers and businesses. The California Energy Commission today approved a first-in-the-nation energy efficiency standard that will reduce wasted energy by battery chargers commonly used to power cell phones, laptop computers, power tools, and other devices. "When you consider powering ...

Battery regulations made into law

by MRW - Materials Recycling Week  (Apr. 15, 2009)

New regulations on recycling waste batteries and accumulators were laid in the UK Parliament on Wednesday (14 March). The Government has produced regulations that establish the legislative framework for the collection, treatment and recycling of waste batteries and accumulators in the UK. The Regulations implement the waste provisions of the ...

Batteries in Germany exceed new EU toxic metal limits

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jan. 30, 2014)

Levels of toxic metals in batteries were not immediately reduced in line with new limits imposed by EU regulations, according to a survey from Germany. The study focuses on concentrations of toxic metals contained in batteries sold in Germany in 2010 and 2011, but its authors say the results are relevant to other EU countries. The EU Batteries ...

EU launches wide-ranging battery recycling rules

by BusinessGreen  (Jan. 5, 2010)

Manufacturers of batteries will for the first time be legally required to provide collection and recycling facilities for their disposal under new European Union regulations to be introduced in the UK at the end of this month. Modelled on the EU's existing Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), the legislation shifts the bulk of ...

Questions and answers on EU Mercury Policy

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Oct. 10, 2013)

What is mercury? Mercury is familiar to many as a silver-coloured liquid which expands and contracts in a thermometer to show the temperature. It is also known as “quicksilver” or "hydrargyrum" (i.e. liquid silver) and is represented by the symbol Hg. Mercury is the only metal that is liquid at ambient room temperature. It is a ...

Battery regulations propel growth of European waste management market, according to new research

by MRW - Materials Recycling Week  (Apr. 14, 2010)

The Battery Regulations has propelled the growth of the European batteries waste management market, according to new research. Business research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan published its research called European Batteries Waste Management Market (April 14). It found that the batteries market earned revenues of $10.3 million in 2009, and ...

Slimmed-down U.S. energy bill

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jul. 28, 2010)

A slimmed-down energy bill unveiled today by U.S. Senate Democrats focuses on reforming offshore drilling and promoting the use of alternative fuels for heavy vehicles. While some industry groups, including the major oil industry lobby, and some Republicans quickly denounced the measures outlined by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, it is a step ...

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