The Batteries Directive embodies rules prohibiting the release of batteries and accumulators on the market if these contain concentrations of the heavy metals mercury and cadmium that are over a certain limit.
(Last consolidated 4 July 2018)
The Battery Directive is implemented in Swedish legislation by the Prohibition in Certain Cases in Connection with the Handling, Import and Export of Chemical Products Ordinance (1998:944). External link.
The directive also comprises rules on collection, recovery and disposal of used batteries and accumulators.