Europe: Directives 2006/66/EC and 2013/56/EU on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators
China: GB24427 Limitation of mercury, cadmium and lead contents for alkaline and non-alkaline zinc manganese dioxide
batteries and GB24428 Limitation of mercury content for zinc silver oxide，zinc oxygen and zinc manganese dioxide button batteries
United States: NY Code - Section 27-0719: Battery management and disposal
Brazil: Batteries Conama Resolution No. 401
Turkey: Used batteries and accumulators control regulation No. 25569
Switzerland: Verordnung vom 9. Juni 1986 über umweltgefährdende Stoffe (Stoffverordnung, StoV) No. 814.013
Taiwan: Order Huan-Shu-Fei-Tzu - Restriction on the Manufacture, Import, and the Sale of Dry Cell Batteries
Georgia: Resolution №324 of May 25, 2020 On the approval of
the technical regulation on waste management of batteries and accumulators, aligned with the EU Directive 2006/66/EC
On top of hazardous substances limitations:
Manufacturers must design their devices so that the batteries are easily replaceable.
Instructions on the location and safe removal of batteries must be provided to the end user.
Additionally, it is mandatory to register annual quantities of batteries placed into the market. It may also be necessary to subscribe to compliance schemes for
the recovery of waste.