There are already a number of requirements applying to automotive battery manufacture, use and disposal. These include obligations under:
The Batteries and Accumulators (Placing on the Market) Regulations 2008
The Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009
The End-of-Life Vehicles Regulations 2003
The End-of-Life Vehicles (Producer Responsibility) Regulations 2005
There are controls on the materials used in battery manufacture and measures designed to maximise the recycling of automotive batteries, which are banned from disposal to landfill. Producers of automotive batteries must collect waste automotive batteries free of charge from final holders, on request, and batteries must be treated at appropriately permitted facilities.