battery regulation News

  • Battery regulations start today

    The Battery Regulations have come into force (5 May) but the Government still has to select battery compliance schemes. The first compliance period will begin on 1 January 2010.  During the rest of 2009, potential BCSs will apply to the environment agencies, recruit battery producers and set up collection and recycling ...

  • Lithium battery regulations

    Ever since the 2009 editions of RID/ADR/ADN and ICAO technical instructions, demand for information about Lithium battery hazards has been high. This was particularly the case with respect to manufacturers and shippers, who the regulations affected. The regulations introduced a reclassification and separate UN numbers for Lithium metal batteries (non-rechargeable) and Lithium-ion batteries ...

  • Battery regulations made into law

    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 and Accumulators and Waste Batteries and ...

  • UK Battery Regulations implemented

    The Battery Regulations have come into force but the UK Government still has to select battery compliance schemes. The first compliance period will begin on 1 January 2010.  During the rest of 2009, potential BCSs will apply to the environment agencies, recruit battery producers and set up collection and recycling arrangements. Battery producers will meet their responsibilities for collection ...

  • Shoppers pay the price for battery regulations

    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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs published an ...

  • Duracell: Battery regulations will face teething problems

    The battery regulations will face teething problems in the first six months of compliance but will become more defined in the second and third compliance periods, according to battery manufacturer Duracell. Speaking to MRW Duracell environmental external relations manager Khush Marolia said: “There will be teething difficulties to start off with but once you get things up and running after the ...

  • Retailers welcome battery regulation start date

    The British Retail Consortium has welcomed the Government's start date for the battery regulations for retailers. The new regulations have now been laid before Parliament and from February 2010 shops that sell more than 32 kilogrammes of portable batteries will have to collect in-store these batteries when they become ...

  • New regulations for producers of industrial and automotive batteries

    New legislation, designed to ensure that all waste industrial and automotive batteries are recycled in the future, will come into effect on 1 January 2010. Producers of industrial and automotive batteries will be required to arrange the collection, treatment and recycling of such batteries, free of charge, if requested by business end-users and final holders. Key elements of the new regulations ...


  • BERR: Draft regulations for batteries out by end of this year

    The Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (BERR) has revealed that it plans to launch consultations and a draft regulation for batteries by the end of this year. But it says that regulations will not come into effect until 2010 to the dismay of industry stakeholders.Under the Batteries Directive the UK will have to collect 25% of waste portable batteries by 2012 and 45% by ...

  • EA calls on businesses to start preparing for battery regulations

    The Environment Agency has warned businesses that make, import or sell batteries and battery-operated equipment to start getting ready to comply with new Battery Regulations due to start in 2010. EA batteries project manager Bob Mead said: “Some details of how this legislation will be implemented in the UK are currently being consulted on. But, we do know that it will cover all the types of ...

  • CEA Urges California Energy Commission to Reject Battery Charger Regulation

    The Consumer Electronics Association® (CEA) is calling on the California Energy Commission (CEC) to reject a proposed regulation for consumer battery chargers due to a flawed justification and unnecessary duplication of a federal regulation. The CEC has scheduled a meeting to adopt the proposed regulation on January 12, 2012, in conflict with a long-scheduled ...


  • Battery Regulations are an `unnecessary piece of legislation`, says industry expert

    The new Battery Regulations are an “unnecessary piece of legislation” that creates bureaucracy and red tape, according to an industry expert. Waste solutions provider Rabbitt Recycling chief executive Michael Morris questioned the logic behind the new Battery Regulations. He said: “The main reason it was put in place is because the European masters said you have got to have a collection scheme ...

  • Environment agency sets out battery regulations reminder for small businesses

    Small businesses that make, import or sell batteries and battery-operated equipment from torches to toys are being urged by the Environment Agency to make sure they comply with the Battery Regulations. The regulations aim to reduce the environmental impact of batteries. Businesses are classed as a battery producer under the regulations if they put batteries on the UK market for the first time. ...

  • Battery Regulations will wipe out smaller producers, says WasteCare - UPDATE

    The Government’s proposed regulations on batteries are “stratospherically expensive” and if allowed to remain unchanged will help to destroy smaller battery producers, according to recycling company WasteCare. In response to the Government’s second consultation document on waste batteries, WasteCare chief executive Peter Hunt said that producers would face financial burdens on their business ...

  • Global Advanced Batteries Market - Technology Road-Map, Regulations, Competitive Landscape

    The report provides an in-depth analysis of the global advanced batteries market and gives growth projections up to 2020. The research analyzes key trends, technological road-map and growth opportunities in the global advanced batteries market. Elaborate profiling of major market participants along with detailed analysis of the competitive scenario provides a comprehensive understanding of the ...


  • Bulletin: transporting batteries

    This bulletin is divided into 9 items and addresses batteries that are regulated under the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Regulations. General Information on the TDG Act and Regulations Classification of Batteries General Requirements for Shipping Special Cases, Special Provisions or Equivalency Certificates1 Shipping as Waste Shipping by ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Dead batteries not buried

     BERR and Defra, in conjunction with the Devolved Administrations, today published a Consultation Document containing draft Regulations setting out proposed systems for the collection, treatment and recycling of waste portable, industrial and automotive batteries. Business and Economics Minister, Ian Pearson, said: 'We are keen to hear from you on our approach to collect and recycle the many ...


  • Battery collection targets met

    The final Batteries Regulations data for 2012 has been published showing that the European target of collecting 25% of portable batteries placed onto the market was comfortably exceeded. The calculation is made by applying the total collected in 2012 to the average annual amount placed on the market by those that were registered in 2012. This produced a figure of 28.7% which, if compared to the ...

  • Battery collection consultation launches

    A consultation on Government plans to bring in producer responsibility for battery collection and recycling was launched yesterday. The draft regulations cover the handling of portable, industrial and automotive batteries. Business and Economics Minister Ian Pearson said: “This consultation sets out the proposed systems for introducing producer responsibility for diverting many portable, ...

  • Government miscalculates battery figures

    The Government has underestimated how many tonnes of portable batteries the UK places on the market annually, new figures show. Last year, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs published an impact assessment review on batteries. It estimated that the UK sells 30,000 tonnes of portable batteries each year of which ...

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