Quote on World EV Day 2023 by Mr. Rajesh Gupta, Founder & Director, RecycleKaro, India
“World EV Day, celebrated on September 9th, represents the entire EV Ecosystem and our collective responsibility for growth. It’s an opportunity to shed light on crucial industry issues. Foremost among these is the urgent need for a robust lithium-ion battery recycling infrastructure. With the rapid expansion of the EV market, we must establish an efficient system to manage the growing number of end-of-life batteries. Equally vital is sustainable materials sourcing to address the environmental impact of mining raw lithium-ion battery materials like Lithium, Cobalt, Nickel, and Manganese. We must prioritize sustainable sourcing and recycling.
Extending lithium-ion battery lifespan through initiatives like energy storage repurposing is pivotal. We advocate for clear regulatory standards to ensure safety, environmental responsibility, and efficient material recovery in recycling.
Looking ahead, we eagerly anticipate recycling innovations, including advanced extraction methods and material recovery techniques. The concept of a circular economy, reusing and recycling lithium, Cobalt, and Nickel metals, will continue gaining momentum. Collaborative efforts between automakers, recyclers, and governments are vital for effective recycling ecosystems. Educating businesses about lithium-ion battery recycling’s significance in a sustainable future is crucial. Our industry looks forward to emerging technologies like solid-state lithium-ion battery recycling and their potential impact.
World EV Day is a pivotal moment for lithium-ion battery recyclers to engage stakeholders, raise recycling awareness, and contribute to a greener, sustainable EV ecosystem. This day is a resounding call to action for a brighter, more sustainable future.”