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Press release | EuRIC backs the ENVI Committee on the Revision of the Battery Regulation

14 February 2022

The European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC) endorses the ambitious measures adopted by the ENVI Committee of the European Parliament which will govern the entire battery life cycle. These measures are of an utmost importance for the transition to a circular and climate-neutral economy. Such a level of ambition shall be kept as EU institutions are entering the final stages of the negotiations.

We strongly welcome the amendments on recycled content targets (Article 8) which are addressed to more battery types than initially proposed and are crucial to further closing the loop in the battery value chain. As consistently stressed by EuRIC, European recyclers strongly support mandatory recycled content targets for battery production as an efficient and necessary policy instrument to increase the demand for high quality materials coming from recycling and provide the predictability needed to long term investments and capacity-building in Europe along the value chain.