The trialogue negotiations between the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the Council of the European Union on the new Battery Regulation are still ongoing.
It is now unlikely that agreement will be reached under the French Council Presidency because the issue is too complex and the positions of the three parties are too different. However, all parties are confident that they will come to an agreement in the second half of the year.
Landbell Group company, European Recycling Platform (ERP) is still in close contact with the three institutions, contributing its expertise to the ongoing negotiations. Important aspects for ERP include introducing realistic targets for the collection of waste portable batteries based on volumes available for collection, avoiding parallel battery flows bypassing producer responsibility organisations, and ensuring effective and cross-border enforcement of extended producer responsibility regulations.