17, 1971, a majority of the members of the EPBA
voted to become known as the Eugene Police Patrolman's Association.
In a communique released on October 18, several associations representing sectors affected by the draft Directive on the recycling of batteries and accumulators - Eurobat, JBCE (Japan Council Business in Europe), EHIMA, EPBA
(European portable battery association), TIE (Toy Industries of Europe) EUCOMED (the medical technologies industry) and CPHE (Permanent European Horological Committee) also called for a decision on a unit of measurement (grams or percentages) for setting collection targets.
However, the EPBA
believes this target should not be legally binding but indicative across all battery systems in order to allow for sound competition between recycling technologies.
These include batteries contained in essential medical and electronic applications, including insulin pumps and glucometres and in everyday electronic appliances such as children's toys, TV remote controls, watches, alarm clocks, etc., says the EPBA. It feels the MEPs' vote in favour of a marketing restriction on a wide range of batteries containing heavy metals is "wholly disproportionate and unwarranted from environmental, consumer choice, economic and technical viewpoints".
EPBA is opposed to any restrictions which cannot be justified by an EU environmental risk assessment.
He did his EPBA
from Columbia University, New York, USA.