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February 8, 2023

How electric vehicles are sparking a battery recycling revolution

Li-Cycle employee holding black mass.

February 4, 2023

Original article published via Global News

Recycling batteries seems like a no-brainer. But our track record has been lousy.

Hard numbers are difficult to come by, but in Canada, the U.S., and many European countries, it’s estimated that only two to 11 per cent of lithium-ion batteries find their way to a recycling facility when they die. Instead, they sit forgotten in cupboards or drawers or worse, end up in landfills.

Electric cars could change that. Their batteries are too big, too toxic, and too valuable to simply throw away. The global EV revolution has given rise to a new recycling industry that hopes to capitalize on this future waste problem and help solve a looming minerals shortage.

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