30. 5. 2024

Portable batteries according to Regulation concerning batteries and waste batteries

„Portable battery“ according to new Regulation,  means a battery that is sealed, weighs 5 kg or less, is not designed specifically for industrial use and is neither an electric vehicle battery, an LMT battery, nor an SLI battery. THe only difference from the previous meaning is weight limit supplement. The new concept is implemented, i.e. […]

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Regulation proposal about Ecodesign

In May 2023, the Council of the EU adopted a position on a proposal for a regulation setting ecodesign requirements for sustainable products. The issue of Ecodesing needs to be addressed at the very inception of products, when they are designed. The Ecodesign Regulation should ensure that products sold in the EU are truly sustainable, […]

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26. 3. 2024

The WEEE Waste Directive is about to undergo a major change. The EU Council has adopted changes.

On 4 March 2024, the EU Council adopted changes to the WEEE legislation 2012/19/EU on waste electrical and electronic equipment (e.g. computer, washing machine, photovoltaic panels). The reason for the change to the WEEE Directive is the 2022 CJEU ruling on the partial invalidity of the Directive due to the unjustified retroactive application of extended […]

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New chance for waste photovoltaic panels

A member of the ASEKOL Group, Technoworld a.s., a WEEE labex certified company, is one of the major solar panel processors in the Czech Republic. Technoworld a.s. has recently purchased a new Japanese innovative technology for recycling solar panels. The main advantage of this new technology is that it can remove the glass from the […]

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6. 3. 2024

New classification of batteries and accumulators

The Batteries and Waste Batteries Regulation provides for the classification of batteries into 5 categories. Below we offer you a visual overview of each category. Portable batteries ≤5 kg (PB) Abbreviation Name PB Portable batteries, all portable batteries PB General / PB GEN Portable batteries for general use PB Primary / PB PRIM Non-rechargeable portable […]

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Parliament adopts an opinion on the reduction, reuse and recycling of packaging waste

Packaging in the EU generated a turnover of €355 billion in 2018. This type of waste is growing steadily, with the total volume in the EU increasing to 84 million tonnes in 2021. Each European will therefore produce almost 189 kg of packaging waste. Without intervention and new measures, this amount is expected to increase […]

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14. 2. 2024

GREENWASHING – The Directive was adopted by EU Parliament

The Directive, which aims to protect consumers from false information and misleading marketing of products, was adopted by the EU Parliament on 17 January 2024. According to Directive the advertising should be more reliable and accurate, and it introduces a ban on the use of environmental claims such as ‘biodegradable, natural, environmentally friendly, eco-friendly or […]

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Regulation on batteries and more you might not know

The Batteries and Waste Batteries Regulation is in force and replaces the previous Batteries Directive of 2006. The new Regulation places more emphasis on the environment in particular in connection with batteries. The Battery Regulation covers all batteries, namely portable batteries, industrial batteries, electric vehicle batteries, light-means of transport batteries and starter batteries. The first […]

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26. 12. 2023

Reuse and repurposing of waste batteries and prevention of waste batteries

Under the regulation on waste LMT batteries, waste industrial batteries and waste batteries for electric vehicles, it will be possible to reuse or repurpose the batteries. In order to demonstrate that waste batteries have undergone preparation for re-use or preparation for repurposing and have therefore ceased to be waste, it is necessary for the holder […]

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Littering issues in Slovakia

The amount of packaging waste is steadily increasing around the world, seriously damaging health, lives, the economy and the planet as a whole. It is precisely for this reason that the EU has decided to step in and tackle the problems associated with the increase in waste and the problems associated with fly-tipping. In 2019, […]

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