Battery recycling ‘vital’ to future of the electric car revolution

Battery recycling ‘vital’ to future of the electric car revolution
Elizabeth O’Reilly, compliance manager at WEEE Ireland, with battery expert Johan van Peperzeel

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for the disposal/recycling of batteries is being proposed as a key part of the redrafted Battery Directive, which was originally transposed into Irish law in 2008

The recycling of batteries from electric cars is central to the sustainability of the electro-mobility revolution, according to Elizabeth O’Reilly, compliance manager with electrical waste organisation WEEE Ireland.

But car producers are likely to need finance plans in place to ensure they can handle the processing of potentially dangerous end-of-life batteries into recycling, reuse or alternative use. Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for the disposal/recycling of batteries is being proposed as a key part of...

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