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From 2006, EPA announced "Restrictions on the Manufacture, Import, and Sale of Dry Batteries" to control domestic inc-carbon battery and non-button type alkaline battery. The allowed limits which not have to be exceeded 5 ppm of mercury.

Recently, the notice of draft amendment will to limit mercury content less than 1 ppm and 20 ppm cadmium content of inc-carbon battery and non-button type alkaline battery; besides mercury content less than 5 ppm and 20 ppm cadmium content of Button cell battery.

Battery type
Limitation
Dates of applicability
Inc-carbon battery /
Non-button type alkaline battery
Hg≦5ppm
Expires on 31 December 2015

Hg≦1ppm
Cd≦20ppm

Starts on 1 January 2016
Button cell battery

Hg≦≦5ppm
Cd≦20ppm

Starts on 1 January 2017
Information Resource: Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration
(only Chinese version is available)

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