Waste Shipment Regulation

EU Policy and regulation

  • Transporting waste within and beyond EU borders is a key concern for industry and the EU institutions and needs to be rigorously addressed. The upcoming legislation, while protecting the environment and public health, is expected to facilitate high standards for imports of waste batteries into the EU for recycling purposes . The procedure for Intra-EU shipment of waste ‎needs to be modernised to avoid overlaps with other pieces of legislation ‎and help to achieve the climate goals.
  • Further details of our policy asks can be found in the following position papers.

Over the past two decades, it has become clear that increased C02 emissions have led to global warming with all its related risks for humanity and nature.

EU authorities see batteries as one of the key-enablers of a low-carbon society. Batteries also help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by efficiently storing electricity generated from both conventional and renewable energy sources as well as providing a source of power for electric vehicles.

Batteries are vital for the full deployment of renewables. They ensure a stable and sustainable energy supply and support the creation of a net-zero emission society by 2050.