Batteries Directive—snapshot

The following Environment practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Batteries Directive—snapshot
  • Brexit impact
  • Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019
  • What is the Batteries Directive?
  • Circular economy package
  • What is producer responsibility?
  • Scope
  • Prohibitions on hazardous substances in batteries
  • Increased environmental performance
  • Collection schemes
  • More...

Batteries Directive—snapshot

Brexit impact

11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. Any changes relevant to this content will be set out below. For further guidance, see Practice Note: Brexit—impact on environmental law and News Analysis: Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources.

Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019

The Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) (No 2) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/188, introduce amendments to multiple pieces of EU-derived domestic legislation to correct deficiencies in this legislation arising from the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. This includes amendments to the regulations that implement the Batteries Directive. For more details see Practice Note: England and Wales legislation.

TitleDirective 2006/66/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 September 2006 on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators and repealing Directive 91/157/EEC
Entry into Force26 September 2006
Deadline for Transposition26 September 2008
Amended bySee: EUR-Lex linked documents
England and Wales LegislationBatteries and Accumulators (Placing on the Market) Regulations 2008, as amended (SI 2008/2164) and the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009 (SI 2009/890)
SubjectProducer responsibility,

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