1. Lithium Batteries: Far More Widely Recycled than Second-Hand Statistics Imply

    Lithium Batteries: Far More Widely Recycled than Second-Hand Statistics Imply

    Lithium-ion batteries are far more widely recycled than many people think, while China and South Korea are already leaders of the emerging circular economy of lithium, a report commissioned by the Swedish Energy Agency has found. The report has been republished in English after a launch in Spring in Swedish. The author stated that many misconceptions and poor observations are made and repeated around lithium recycling and that more than 70% of lithium-ion batteries recycled today are processed in China and South Korea, with “high” recovery rates of materials.

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    1. The challenge for recyclers in both Europe and North America is to get hold of batteries as the prices are much more attractive in Asia, which also is where most of where American and European batteries are going.
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