The analysis of battery-powered products from different industries shows how sustainable they are. The focus is not only on the batteries, but also on the charging infrastructure and the devices themselves. In addition to the customer’s point of view, in particular user behavior, the problem of manufacturers and government intervention options are discussed. Solutions from individual industries are examined for transferability. The modular product architecture and the advantages and disadvantages of standardization are highlighted. Especially the legal framework to support sustainable battery-operated products is introduced.