Below please find an overview of the following legislation:
- The take-back obligation for discarded portable and industrial batteries and accumulators in Belgium’s three regions
- The Royal Decree regarding the marketing and information for end users of batteries and accumulators
- An overview of the relevant European legislation
23.12.2011 - Materials decree
Decree on the sustainable management of material cycles and waste.
17.02.2012 - VLAREMA
Decision of the Flemish Government establishing the Flemish regulation on the sustainable management of material cycles and waste.
15.06.2018 - EPA - Flanders
Environmental policy agreement on the take-back obligation for discarded portable and industrial batteries and accumulators.
27.06.1996 - Decree concerning waste products
23.09.2010 - Order of the Walloon government
Order of the Walloon Government introducing an obligation to take back certain waste materials.
05.12.2013 - Environmental policy agreement
Environmental policy agreement implementing the take-back obligation for portable and industrial used batteries and accumulators.
Environmental policy agreement implementing the take-back obligation for automotive used batteries and accumulators.
14.06.2012 - Ordinance on waste materials
01.12.2016 - Order of the Brussels Capital Regional Government
Order of the Brussels Capital Regional Government concerning waste.
14.06.2019 – EPA – Brussels Capital Region
Environmental agreement on waste batteries and accumulators in the Brussels-Capital Region
27.03.2009 - Royal Decree - Federal
Royal Decree concerning the placing on the market and information for the end users of batteries and accumulators. This decree repeals the Royal Decree of 17 March 1997 regarding batteries and accumulators containing hazardous substances.
06.09.2006 - Directive 2006/66/EG
Directive 2006/66/EG of the European Parliament and the Council of 6 September 2006 on batteries and accumulators, as well as waste batteries and accumulators and repealing Directive 91/157/EEG.
20.11.2013 - Directive 2013/56/EU
Directive 2013/56/EU of the European Parliament and the Council of 20 November 2013 amending Directive 2006/66/EG of the European Parliament and the Council on batteries and accumulators, as well as waste batteries and accumulators, as regards the placing on the market of portable batteries and accumulators containing cadmium intended for use in cordless power tools, and of button cells with low mercury content, and repealing Commission Decision 2009/603/EG.
11.06.2012 - Commision Regulation (EU) No. 493/2012
Commission Regulation (EU) No 493/2012 of 11 June 2012 laying down detailed rules regarding the calculation of recycling efficiencies of the recycling processes of waste batteries and accumulators pursuant to Directive 2006/66/EG of the European Parliament and the Council.