The growth of EV’s have gotten a lot of people excited... but has gotten environmentalists torn. Think about it... the more important materials for the batteries in your phones, laptops, and more importantly your future electric car, are typically composed of Lithium, Nickel, and even Cobalt. If you have paid attention to how these materials are extracted, it is plagued with issues like pollution and safety.
In our last episode, we talked about how major companies turning towards electrification, which means we may have an even bigger problem in the future... but as we’ve learned from our research, there are many entrepreneurs working on “Cleaning up” the supply chains and also working towards “Closed-loop” recycling system - In a nutshell, closed loop recycling is the process where a product is used, recycled, and then made into a new product - which reduces or eliminates Landfill.
Today, on Things Have Changed Podcast, we’re going to talk to you about the issues around the battery supply chain that powers the electric vehicles, and how entrepreneurs are coming together to recycle your batteries!