Co-located with:

Eric Ruyters

Secretary General, EUCOBAT

EUCOBAT is the European association of national collection schemes for batteries. EUCOBAT members strive for a better environment by collecting ever more used batteries and by recycling them ever better. EUCOBAT members ensure to organize the collection, repurposing, and recycling of used batteries as easily and efficiently as possible. In September 2020, Eric joined EUCOBAT, and supported the Policy Working Group of EUCOBAT on public affairs and strategic activities. Since he started at EUCOBAT the new Battery Regulation has been published and he has been fully involved in the process of the new Battery Regulation, both on an European level with EUCOBAT and EU Member States and on a national level as director of Sticting Batterijen, the PRO for portable batteries and director of Stichting EPAC, the PRO for e-bikes batteries in the Netherlands. Before joining EUCOBAT and the national PRO, Eric has a long industrial experience in the field of Consumer Electronics with Canon as European Sales Director and as Country Director of the Netherlands. In the field of batteries, Eric was General Manager of Varta Consumer Batteries Benelux, in which he also was chairman of the board at Stichting Batterijen in the Netherlands, and director of the board of Bebat in Belgium. Since November 2023 Eric has been appointed the Secretary General of EUCOBAT to support all their members across Europe with the implementation of the new Battery Regulation