Evaluation of the Directive 2006/66EC on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators

This study assesses whether Directive 2006/66/EC on Batteries adequately addresses and implements the Directive’s objectives. One main objective of the Batteries Directive is to minimise the negative impact of batteries and waste batteries on the environment. The other main objective is the smooth functioning of the single European market. The evaluation addresses legal, environmental, and economic and social aspects. The Directive was assessed with regard to five evaluation criteria: relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and EU added value. A set of evaluation questions guides the evaluation to focus on relevant aspects. Answers to the evaluation questions were compiled from Member States’ data submitted to Eurostat, contributions to the stakeholder consultation and many other sources.

More information about the project

Status of project

End of project: 2018

Project manager

Georg Mehlhart

Project staff

Jasmin Weishäupl

Funded by

European Commission, DG Environment
Trinomics BV

Project partners

Trinomics BV