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GM and Cirba Solutions Extend Battery Recycling Partnership

0 shares Share 0 Tweet 0 Pin 0 Share 0 One of the major hurdles for switching to EVs on a large scale is how the car industry will handle all the end-of-life batteries and the materials they… Read More

One of the major hurdles for switching to EVs on a large scale is how the car industry will handle all the end-of-life batteries and the materials they contain. Not only are some of the materials toxic, but there is a huge opportunity to recycle and reuse many of the metals to produce new batteries. 

GM has now announced an extended partnership with Cirba Solutions, which has already recycled over 1 million pounds of batteries. 

The Environmental Leader had a report with details about the scale of the recycling needs.
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Lithium-ion battery retirement is expected to be as much as 73,000 tons in 2025, according to a Science Direct report. That number increases to more than 400,000 tons in 2030 and as high as 8.5 million tons by 2050. That has automakers and battery recycling companies ramping up their infrastructure to reuse materials from old batteries.

This announcement is part of a major shift by the car manufacturer to address many of the sustainability issues. GM already announced shifting towards green energy use as well as creating a new energy technology business. 

And it looks like other manufacturers are following in the same direction.


Chris is one of GreenCitizen’s writers who has been a long-time advocate of individual responsibility when it comes to the environment. He shares GreenCitizen's passion for making the world a better place every day of the year.

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