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Upcycling of materials should be the priority for EV batteries

Envirotec Magazine

An exploded view of an EV battery: Researchers have demonstrated a method to upcycle end-of-life battery waste into materials that can be used for ‘next generation’ battery cathodes. Professor Slater of the University of Birmingham said: “The challenge is no longer about recycling.

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Breaking the cycle with upcycled food


Breaking the cycle with upcycled food. Soon — just as the plastic milk gallon in the dairy aisle and the beer can in the alcohol section have the three arrows signaling the packaging is recyclable — food products at grocery stores will have a new label to indicate the product is made with upcycled ingredients. . Jesse Klein.

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Altilium partners with Nissan on EV battery recycling project


A further sign of Nissan’s commitment to electrification is a new joint project with Altilium , a UK-based clean technology group, which is aimed at improving the sustainability of UK-made EV batteries by recycling used batteries and reducing reliance on imported raw materials.

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Designers made this pavilion out of upcycled paper waste

Inhabitat - Innovation

Originally created for the Copenhagen Art Fair to showcase a new sustainable method of design, the Paper Pavilion is made out of upcycled paper collected from the city itself. The art fair, in its fifth season, had a specific focus on pavilion designs that spotlighted sustainable construction, urbanization and recycling.

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Group attempts to turn plastic waste into a useful soil additive

Envirotec Magazine

Researchers from University of California, Riverside, have detailed a method to convert plastic waste into a highly porous form of charcoal or char that has a whopping surface area of about 400 square meters per gram of mass. If so, plastic waste could be repurposed to clean up water pollution.

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Are electric car batteries recyclable?

Hydrogen Fuel News

Regarding the prominent issue at hand, it is really true that electric car batteries can be recycled, and there are specific methods that allow for the recovery of up to 95% of the raw materials. Global governments are now insisting that electric vehicle (EV) batteries be designed and manufactured in a manner that facilitates easy recycling

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Altilium and Lunaz develop custom electric trucks to transport EV batteries for recycling


In recycling, one of the biggest cost items is transporting the materials, and this is obviously the case for EV batteries, which are heavy and pose health and safety risks. According to the companies, transportation represents 41% of the total cost of battery recycling, and contributes 3.5% Sources: Altilium , Lunaz

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