On March 16, the District of Columbia’s all-battery bill officially passed into law after the required congressional review period, making it the first all-battery producer responsibility law in the country.
In late 2020, the D.C. Legislative Council passed the bill, which was then signed by the D.C. Mayor and sent to Congress for final review. The law ensures that producers fund and manage an effective recycling program in D.C. for both single-use and rechargeable consumer batteries.
PSI provided significant technical support for the bill and facilitated collaboration with PSI’s network of experts around the country to incorporate best practices, making it one of the strongest pieces of consumer battery EPR legislation yet.