Expect New Lifecycle Management Duties For Battery Industry

By Allison In, Katherine Connolly and Rose Quam-Wickham (July 27, 2022, 3:51 PM EDT) — Enduring supply chain destabilization and disruptions exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the worsening impacts of climate change and an emphasis on revitalizing the manufacturing industry has led the federal government to renew its interest in revising regulations and policies for battery lifecycle management and labeling, including for electric vehicle, or EV, batteries.

This renewed interest, coupled with recent developments by various states and countries, will likely lead to new programs and directives creating new mandates for battery collection, reuse and recycling that are significantly different from the current programs. Battery producers, retailers, recyclers and users may all see a substantial change…

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