Washington State enacts Batteries EPR law

On May 11, 2023, Governor Jay Inslee signed Washington State’s new legislation into law, making Washington the 11th state – plus Washington D.C. – to enact a battery EPR law and the third behind D.C. and California to include rechargeable and single-use batteries. Washington’s law is the first to include e-mobility devices and a study on how to manage batteries embedded in products, such as electronics. This law contains all the elements of a successful program, including fees that incentivize environmental performance of covered batteries, performance goals, state-wide convenience standards, and more. Read more.