On 10 December 2020 the European Commission proposed to modernise EU legislation on batteries, delivering its first initiative among the actions announced in the new Circular Economy Action Plan.
Batteries that are more sustainable throughout their life cycle are key for the goals of the European Green Deal and contribute to the zero pollution ambition set in it. They promote competitive sustainability and are necessary for green transport, clean energy and to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. The proposal addresses the social, economic and environmental issues related to all types of batteries.
Source and full European Commission press release with link to proposal: https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_2312
The Commission also launched a pubic consultation on the proposal. Opinions are expected until 1 March 2021 here: