New EU battery regulation sparks both concern and optimism in the vape sector

Whether new EU battery rules succeed in reducing waste will be down to details and enforcement, say e-cigarette industry insiders.

The EU battery regulation has come into force after being signed last month by the European Parliament and the Council.

Transition phases will begin on 18th February 2024, leading to major changes a few years later: batteries will have to be removable and replaceable from 18th February 2027, and non-rechargeable batteries will be phased out by 31st December 2030.

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Antonia Di Lorenzo

Assistant news editor/senior reporter
Antonia is a member of the editorial team and holds a masters degree in Law from the University of Naples Federico II, Italy. She moved in 2013 to London, where she completed a postgraduate course at the London School of Journalism. In the UK, she worked as a news reporter for a financial newswire and a magazine before moving to Barcelona in 2019.

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