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EU to patch up flaw in battery directive?

The European Commission has moved to mend a flaw in the 2006 European Union (EU) directive on waste batteries by proposing an amnesty for old batteries that do not meet the law's standards. Under the directive, batteries with incorrect labelling, with excess cadmium and which cannot be removed from electric devices, would have to be disposed of from September 2008. But the Commission has realised that such a requirement would actually create a boom in battery waste, the ...