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EU TO MANDATE BATTERY TARGETS

Brussels will introduce mandatory recycling targets for battery makers including electric car manufacturers from 2030. The move comes as the EU attempts to meet growing demand for vital raw materials without undermining its ambitious environmental goals.

In an interview with the Financial Times (FT), EU commissioner for environment, oceans and fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevicius explained that an update of the bloc’s battery directive would crack down on the use of hazardous materials and propose “ambitious but realistic” recycling targets for materials used in batteries to help create a “sustainable batteries value chain”.

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