The new battery decree to enter into force today

The Finnish Government issued a new decree on batteries and accumulators on 3 July 2014. The new decree, replacing an older version by the same name, enters into force on 15 July 2014. The decree content and terminology have been updated in accordance with the new Waste Act (646/2011) and the Government Decree on Waste (179/2012). The decree also includes necessary regulations to implement the renewed EU Acts.  For the main part, the decree corresponds to the content and structure of directive 2006/66/EC of the European Parliament and Council on batteries and accumulators.

Recser Oy will notify its contract producers of any changes resulting from the new decree later this year.