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[greenyes] Europe to require recycling of all batteries
For your information.

The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a new Battery Directive,
which will require the collection and recycling of all batteries placed on
the EU market. According to a news release, approximately 800,000 tonnes of
automotive batteries, 190,000 tonnes of industrial batteries and 160,000
tonnes of portable (consumer) batteries are placed on the EU market
annually.

A copy of the news release is found on the Internet at
http://europa.eu.int/rapid/start/cgi/guesten.ksh?p_action.getfile=gf&doc=IP/
03/1596|0|RAPID&lg=en&type=PDF, 
and the full proposal can be found at
http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/en/com/pdf/2003/com2003_0723en01.pdf.


John Reindl, Recycling Manager
Dane County, WI 




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