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Regulations for the transport of batteries

Stringent requirements apply to the transport of batteries. These are documented in the ADR, an international agreement on the transportation of dangerous goods. Among other things, it includes the requirements that must be met for packaging during transport. ARN collaborates with battery-collection companies that comply with ADR requirements.

Regulations for the storage of batteries

Current regulations for the storage of drive batteries are not sufficiently unambiguous. Work is currently ongoing on the so-called PGS37 (a series of publications on dangerous substances), which includes regulations for the storage of batteries. This should be ready sometime in 2022. In the relevant legislation, reference will be made to the PGS37.

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The LAP3 national waste-management plan

The LAP3 national waste-management plan stipulates how a variety of waste materials must be dealt with in the Netherlands, including minimum standards that apply to processing, for example. Furthermore, for drive batteries and starter batteries there is a sector plan, in which the waste policy of the LAP3 has been translated into the various waste streams, including those from end-of-life vehicles.

European legislation

European Directive 2006/66/EC documents the EU regulations for handling batteries.

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Dismantling a vehicle equipped with a high-voltage battery

Dismantling a vehicle that is equipped with a high-voltage battery calls for specific knowledge. For this reason, ARN and Innovam have developed the “Safe dismantling of e-vehicles“ training course. Extensive regulations apply to the dismantling of end-of-life vehicles.

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