“The widespread implementation of electric vehicles will go a long way toward eliminating the greenhouse gas emissions of the transportation sector. But these GHGs don’t just come from the tailpipe. There’s another major culprit of GHG emissions, one that the electric vehicle industry might need some help from policy makers to avoid: battery recycling.
Current lithium-ion battery recycling policies and processes were designed for the relatively low size and volume of consumer electronic batteries—AAs, AAAs, and the like. But with nearly every major automaker committing to all electric or hybrid-electric product lines in the coming years, this…”