ERP Germany calls for changes to the draft battery law revision

European Recycling Platform (ERP) in Germany has called on the German government to rework the planned revision of the country’s battery law. Although the current draft legislation is a step in the right direction, especially with regard to creating a level playing field between take-back schemes, more changes are necessary to avoid legal uncertainty and to ensure the stability of the overall system.

Among others, ERP Germany proposes the following changes:

With the planned amendment to the battery law, the German government is reacting to the enormous market changes over recent years. The aim is to maintain nationwide collection and high-quality treatment for waste portable batteries.

The draft legislation still needs to be approved by the Bundestag, the German federal parliament. A public hearing in the parliament’s environment committee is scheduled for 9th September.

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