Sustainable sourcing of batteries

The proposed EU battery regulation covers every stage of the production process, from the extraction of raw materials, through to manufacture, until the eventual disposal of the battery. [Evgeny_V / Shutterstock.com]

The battery market is currently dominated by Asia, but the EU hopes that new laws setting strict green criteria for batteries sold in Europe will boost domestic production and help the continent to stake its place as a global leader.

The rise of electric mobility and an ever-greater reliance on handheld devices has made the battery market one of the world’s most strategic.

In this special report, EURACTIV looks at Europe’s push for sustainable, ethically produced batteries, and how the raw materials needed to power these batteries can be sourced responsibly.

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