EU Legislation, Initiatives, etc.
BERR: The Department for Business and Defra, working closely with the Devolved Administrations, and the environment agencies, have produced regulations that establish the legislative framework for the collection, treatment & recycling of waste batteries & accumulators in the UK.
The Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009 complement the existing Batteries and Accumulators (Placing on the Market) Regulations 2008, which set out the requirements for introducing new batteries onto the market as of September 2008.
Press release ~ BERR – Batteries and accumulators ~ Previous consultation and government response ~ NetRegs – EU batteries directive
BERR: The Government has launched a consultation (closes on 10 June 2009) on the European Consumer Credit Directive. The Directive aims to protect consumers, offer them new rights and set out common standards across the EU in relation to a range of unsecured credit products – See ‘Consultations’ section for more information.