Recycling Targets for Batteries

Eucobat pursues a future-oriented recycling strategy, taking into account the full environmental impact of the recycling process and the economic value of the materials contained in the batteries, and this in the framework of the circular economy package.

The recycling targets should be realistic, measurable and value-based instead of mass-based, and should ensure the recycling of hazardous and valuable materials to the highest degree that is technically feasible while avoiding excessive costs.


Eucobat proposes that the responsibility for the reporting of the recycling efficiencies would lie with the first recyclers, that would have to report to the Member State where they are located, and that this information would be made available for information to all other Member States where these batteries were collected. This requires however a harmonised approach by all the Member States, which should be of the highest concern.