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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