- Europe: Directives 2006/66/EC and 2013/56/EU on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators
- China: GB24427 Limitation of mercury, cadmium and lead contents for alkaline and non-alkaline zinc manganese dioxide batteries and GB24428 Limitation of mercury content for zinc silver oxide，zinc oxygen and zinc manganese dioxide button batteries
- United States: NY Code – Section 27-0719: Battery management and disposal
- California: AB-826 The Perchlorate Contamination Prevention Act
- Brazil: Batteries Conama Resolution No. 401
- Turkey: Used batteries and accumulators control regulation No. 25569
- Switzerland: Verordnung vom 9. Juni 1986 über umweltgefährdende Stoffe (Stoffverordnung, StoV) No. 814.013
- Taiwan: Order Huan-Shu-Fei-Tzu – Restriction on the Manufacture, Import, and the Sale of Dry Cell Batteries
- Georgia: Resolution №324 of May 25, 2020 On the approval of the technical regulation on waste management of batteries and accumulators, aligned with the EU Directive 2006/66/EC
On top of hazardous substances limitations:
- Manufacturers must design their devices so that the batteries are easily replaceable.
- Instructions on the location and safe removal of batteries must be provided to the end user.
- Additionally, it is mandatory to register annual quantities of batteries placed into the market. It may also be necessary to subscribe to compliance schemes for the recovery of waste.