What are the implications of battery handling operations on the responsibilities associated with the battery passport?

The handling of batteries has a significant impact on the responsibilities associated with the battery passport as part of the battery passport.

These impacts include:

  • handling throughout the value chain: battery handling operations, such as manufacturing, processing, collection, transportation, recycling, reuse, repurposing and remanufacturing, can take place at different stages of the battery value chain. Each of these operations affects the information stored in the battery passport and may require updates or transfer of responsibility.
  • transfer of responsibility: In certain cases prescribed by the EU Battery Regulation, the responsibility for the battery passport must be transferred from one economic operator to another. For example, when a battery is prepared for reuse, repurposing or remanufacturing and placed on the market again, the responsibility is transferred to the new economic operator. Similarly, if the status of the battery is changed to “waste” and the producer, producer responsibility organization or waste manager takes responsibility for the passport.
  • complexity of data management: The dynamic nature of battery handling leads to complex data management within the battery passport. Ensuring that the information in the passport remains accurate, complete and up-to-date throughout the lifecycle of the battery requires coordination between multiple stakeholders and regulatory compliance.
  • By understanding the impact of battery handling on the responsibilities associated with the battery passport, stakeholders can effectively manage data, ensure regulatory compliance and promote transparency and accountability in the battery value chain.
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