Updated Regulation (EU) 2023/1542

Updated Regulation (EU) 2023/1542 New EU Batteries Regulation

Updated Regulation (EU) 2023/1542 (New EU Batteries Regulation, with enhanced sustainability, recycling and safety requirements)

A new regulation (EU) 2023/1542 was issued by the European Parliament and the Council on 12 July 2023, addressing the topic of batteries and waste batteries. This regulation amends Directive 2008/98/EC and Regulation (EU) 2019/1020 and repeals Directive 2006/66/EC (with effect from 18 Aug 2025).

Some of the key changes include:

  • Non-chemical part: requirements on sustainability, safety, labelling, marking and information to allow the placing on the market or putting into service of batteries within the Union.
    • Labelling and marking of batteries
      • All batteries shall be marked with detailed manufacturing information (including manufacturer name, postal address, web and email address, place of manufacture, date of manufacture…), battery info, hazardous substances present in the battery other than mercury, cadmium or lead, QR code, EU declaration of conformity and CE mark, etc.
    • Carbon footprint declaration for electric vehicle batteries, rechargeable industrial batteries and LMT batteries
    • Performance and durability requirements
      • From 18 Aug 2027, portable batteries of general use excluding button cells shall meet electrochemical performance and durability requirements
        • By 31 Dec 2023, the European Commission will publish measures to phase out non-rechargeable portable batteries of general use.
    • EU declaration of conformity
  • Restriction on substances
    Updated Regulation EU 2023 1542 Restriction on substances

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