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Lead-acid group welcomes deal with regulators

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 00:00 -- John Shepherd

Representatives of the lead-acid battery industry have agreed a deal with European regulators aimed at speeding-up and improving information available on registered substances.

The Lead REACH Consortium— which represents battery makers, lead producers and recyclers— said the signing of an agreement with the European Chemicals Agency (ECA) “represents a significant step for the sector to demonstrate cooperation with ECHA and to progress the safe use of metal compounds throughout the supply chain”.

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‘Pragmatism needed’ to create EU battery industry

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 00:00 -- John Shepherd
Chris Herron

In a carefully worded swipe at the European Chemicals Agency (ECA), Eurometaux’s Chris Herron (pictured) has warned of the need for pragmatism with regard to the battery industry— when it comes to creating a low-carbon European future with batteries at the very centre of things.

Herron, public affairs manager for Eurometeaux, which represents the non-ferrous metals industry, told the International Congress for Battery Recycling in Berlin last week, a three-part solution was needed to create a new European battery industry— a circular economy, a battery action plan and a non-toxic environment— a loaded phrase, because Herron recognised that in order to make batteries, hazardous metals are inevitably involved.

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