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April 21, 2020

Li-Cycle Expands Industry Affiliations in North America

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Dear Followers and Subscribers,


This Earth Week, in recognition that keeping our planet clean is a joint effort, Li-Cycle is pleased to announce its growing industry affiliations that will aid in continuing to build on Li-Cycle’s mission and vision to accelerate the development and recycling/resource recovery of used lithium-ion batteries. Li-Cycle has joined three industry associations, including the Responsible Battery Coalition (RBC), CALSTART and the Ontario Clean Technology Industry Association (OCTIA) over the past months.


In brief, RBC is a leading coalition of companies, academics and organizations dedicated to the responsible management and environmental sustainability of all types of batteries. CALSTART is a non-profit organization that works with its member companies to accelerate the adoption of clean transportation across the globe. Finally, OCTIA is the industry champion for Ontario’s Cleantech sector.


In advance of Earth Day, Li-Cycle wants to re-emphasize its commitment to continually growing our existing commercially operating base of resource recovery facilities in North America and worldwide, leading the transformation of lithium-ion batteries into a circular and sustainable product. “As rechargeable lithium-ion batteries continue to electrify our world in all parts of life – from vehicles to consumer devices – Li-Cycle works collectively with these industry leading organizations to contribute to the best practices for a sustainable battery value chain,” said Ajay Kochhar, President and CEO, Li-Cycle.


Thank you very much for your continued support and interest. Our team looks forward to providing further updates as Li-Cycle continues to scale and contribute to a sustainable future globally.

Yours sincerely,

Ajay Kochhar
President and CEO
Li-Cycle Corp.



About the Responsible Battery Coalition

The RBC is a coalition of companies, academics, and organizations committed to the responsible management of the batteries of today and tomorrow. Members include: Advance Auto Parts, AutoZone, Clarios, Club Car, Environmental Restoration, FedEx, Ford Motor Company, Honda, LafargeHolcim, Li-Cycle, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Renova Energy, Terracycle, Walmart.  RBC was created in April 2017 to advance the responsible production, transport, sale, use, reuse, recycling and resource recovery of transportation, industrial and stationary atteries and other energy storage devices. For more information:



CALSTART is a national nonprofit whose model for change has proven effective, time and again, since its founding in 1992. The company focuses on five key activities to accelerate clean transportation. CALSTART works with its member companies and agencies to build a high-tech clean-transportation industry that creates jobs, cuts air pollution and oil imports and curbs climate change. The company works with the public and private sectors to knock down barriers to innovation, progress and drive the transportation industry to a clean and prosperous future. CALSTART accelerates the pace of technology and is a market building organization. For more information:


About Ontario Clean Technology Industry Association

Ontario Clean Technology Industry Association (OCTIA), is a new not-for-profit organization that will champion Ontario’s rapidly growing cleantech sector. OCTIA’s mandate is to strengthen, foster and promote the thriving cleantech community, to build partnerships and networks to generate quality business opportunities, and to encourage industry and government leaders to act in support of the sector’s growth. For more information:


About Li-Cycle Corp.

Li-Cycle Corp. (Li-Cycle) is on a mission to leverage its innovative technology to provide a customer-centric end-of-life solution for lithium-ion batteries and create a secondary supply of critical battery materials. Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries are increasingly powering our world in automotive, energy storage,   consumer electronic and other industrial and household applications. The world needs improved technology and supply chain innovations to better manage the end-of-life of these batteries, and to meet the rapidly growing demand for critical and scarce battery-grade materials through a closed-loop solution.

Li-Cycle Technology™ is an economically viable, safe, and environmentally friendly process that can recycle all types of lithium-ion batteries. It can do so with an unparalleled recovery rate of 80-100% of all materials. The company’s industry-leading processing technologies uniquely position it to be a key player in supporting the growing international movement towards zero carbon technologies and creation of a circular economy for lithium-ion batteries. For more information, please visit: