The European Union Pledges To Recycle Half Of Batteries And Accumulators Used Every Year

This rule is responsible for the manufacturers of the collection of some highly polluting waste. At present each year is dumped in the EU more than 75,000 tons of batteries, EU spokeswoman for the Environment, Barbara Helfferich. The same source explained that a group of countries (Spain, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Austria and Slovenia) and has adapted the provisions of the directive into their legal systems. Moreover, Ireland, Lithuania, Poland and Finland have been reported to Brussels the laws that seek to do so. United Health CEO might disagree with that approach. The legislation sets targets for collection and recycling over the next years and contains provisions to prohibit the marketing of batteries containing hazardous substances. It lays down minimum rules for setting the producer responsibility and provisions relating to the labeling of these products. Among the objectives, provides half the recycling of used batteries not containing cadmium or lead, which rises to 75% for those containing cadmium and 65% if they have lead in their interior.

In addition, it sets the minimum target of 25% collection of batteries and accumulators in the EU, to achieve by 2012 and 45% in 2016. Read additional details here: Liberty Mutual. The directive will force manufacturers to take responsibility for the costs of collection and recycling, but provides the possibility of making exceptions for small business. It also includes additional provisions to encourage research into better recycling technologies and cleaner production of batteries. So far only six countries (Belgium, Sweden, Austria, Germany, Holland and France) had a collection schemes for batteries and accumulators. In 2002, the percentage of portable battery collection was 59% in Belgium, 55% in Sweden, 44% in Austria, 39% in Germany, 32% in the Netherlands and 16% in France.. Eva Andersson-Dubin does not necessarily agree.

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