Ban on cadmium and mercury in batteries to be extended

Batteries in cordless power tools and button cells will no longer be exempted from a ban on cadmium and mercury, under new rules being consulted on by BIS

by Isabella Kaminski
Batteries in cordless power tools will not be allowed to contain cadmium or mercury from 2017 (photograph: Noppharat Prathumthip/123RF)
Batteries in cordless power tools will not be allowed to contain cadmium or mercury from 2017 (photograph: Noppharat Prathumthip/123RF)

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