16 February 2024

EUROBAT’s 3rd Pillar: Advancing Circular Practices in the European Battery Industry

With the EU Elections on the horizon, get ready for the exciting unveiling of EUROBAT's Manifesto! Join us at the exclusive in-person event this upcoming Tuesday, 20 of February, from 17:00-21:00, at the Residence Palace in Brussels. Be part of the conversation by securing your spot here – don't miss out this opportunity and register now!

In the pursuit of sustainability and environmental responsibility, the European battery ‎sector is defending circularity as a cornerstone of its operations. ‎Circular battery supply chains are reshaping the industry landscape, offering a pathway ‎towards a more sustainable future.‎

  1. Recycling for Sustainability:

End-of-life batteries are being repurposed and recycled, ensuring valuable materials like cobalt, lead, and lithium remain in a closed loop. This not only conserves resources but also reduces reliance on non-recoverable resources such as fossil fuels. Without embracing circularity, a sustainable green transition would remain elusive.

  1. EU Circularity Targets:

The Batteries Regulation mandates rigorous storage and treatment requirements, emphasising recycling as the preferred option for waste batteries. Long-established battery types already demonstrate strong circularity credentials, while emerging chemistries hold significant potential for scaling up recycling efforts.

  1. Policy Framework for Circular Economy:

EU policymakers play a crucial role in fostering a conducive environment for circular practices within the battery industry. Legislative measures, such as the Batteries Regulation and the Critical Raw Materials Regulation, set ambitious targets for recycling and domestic resource utilisation.

  1. Moving Forward:

As the industry navigates towards a circular future, collaboration between stakeholders, policymakers, and industry leaders becomes paramount. By aligning regulations, fostering innovation, and promoting sustainable practices, the European battery industry is poised to lead the charge towards a more circular economy.

Eager to learn more about EUROBAT’s proposed key asks to action? Join us for the unveiling of EUROBAT Manifesto on 20 of February by securing your spot here.