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ICBR 2018 Highlights

Last week ABRI CEO Libby Chaplin conducted a webinar to update members on the highlights from the International Congress for Battery Recycling and a site visit to G&P Batteries, the largest battery sorting facility in the UK.

A quick summary of the issues discussed at the Congress includes discussions around circular economy and supply chain sustainability, emerging opportunities arising from the expected increase in electric vehicle batteries, the lag in actual EV battery recycling, recycling efficiencies, importance of good data in stocks and flows analysis, as well as the significant safety risks associated with energy storage in electric vehicles. Another important topic of discussion were the upcoming changes to dangerous goods regulations which very much reflect the discussions around Electric Vehicle and lithium battery safety.