3,300 TONNES

APC Australia - - Number Crunch -

AMOUNT OF LI-ION BAT­TERY WASTE AUS­TRALIA PRO­DUCES EACH YEAR A re­port from the CSIRO has re­vealed that Aus­tralia pro­duces 3,300 tonnes of lithi­u­mion bat­tery waste an­nu­ally, and with this num­ber grow­ing roughly 20% year-on-year, it’s ex­pected to hit 100,000 tonnes by 2036. Un­for­tu­nately, only 2% of this waste is cur­rently be­ing prop­erly re­cy­cled, lead­ing the CSIRO to push for im­proved ed­u­ca­tion and pro­cesses to be put in place. As much as 95% of the ma­te­ri­als used in a lithium-ion bat­tery can be re­cy­cled into new bat­ter­ies or re­lated fields, if the process is un­der­taken cor­rectly.

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