Battery Life Cycle Report - Study January 2017

As of 2016, the collection target for waste portable batteries has been set to 45% of the average weight of batteries put on market during the previous three years. In this light, a large sampling study was set up to evaluate the impact that the battery life cycle has on the amount of batteries that is discarded and, consequently, the collection performance. This study was performed for six member organizations.


This report aims at answering the following questions:


- Is the manner in which the EU target is calculated appropriate given the length of the battery life cycle?

- Is the EU target appropriate in case the weight of batteries put on market (POM) changes?