The European Commission has selected RECHARGE to develop the Product Environment Footprint (PEF) for rechargeable batteries. RECHARGE is a non-profit association representing the interests of the advanced rechargeable battery industry in Europe.
Initiated by the European Commission, the PEF is a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) based method to calculate the environmental performance of a product. Through this project, RECHARGE aims to develop criteria to measure the environmental performance of batteries in selected applications. These can then potentially be translated to the overall rechargeable battery sector.
According to RECHARGE the pilot project provides an opportunity to harmonise the rules for environmental labelling of the batteries. For more information click here.