The new preliminary EU agreement includes portable batteries, batteries that deliver electricity for starting, lighting, or ignition of vehicles (SLI), light means of transport (LMT), electric vehicle (EV) batteries, and industrial batteries. Batteries of this type will be required to include a label or QR code informing consumers about their capacity, performance, durability, and chemical composition. The batteries will also be labelled with a'separate collection' mark. These methods are intended to address both manufacturer and consumer waste.
Replaceable batteries are generally missing from today's cellphones. The Samsung Galaxy XCover 6 Pro is one of just a few handsets to provide such a feature. Manufacturers will have three and a half years to alter their goods to accommodate replacement batteries if this proposed legislation passes.
The goal is to gather 45 percent of portable batteries by 2023. This is expected to rise to 63 percent by 2027 and 73 percent by 2030. Similarly, by 2028, 51% of LMT batteries will be collected, and 61% by 2031. Furthermore, a minimum of 16% cobalt, 85% lead, 6% lithium, and 6% nickel recovered from trash will be utilised in these batteries.
The EU Parliament and Council must now formally adopt this agreement before it can take effect. Furthermore, the Commission will consider whether non-rechargeable portable batteries should be phased out by December 31, 2030.