Circular economy applied to the portable battery world
EPBA members produce both primary and rechargeable portable batteries. They have already been applying circular economy thinking to their industry for many years.
It is important to understand how five fundamental aspects of the circular economy – reparability, reusability, resource efficiency, recyclability and waste management – apply to the battery sector.
In the case of primary and rechargeable batteries, the repairability and reusability concepts are not applicable for the reasons that we outline in our position paper below, however resource efficiency, recyclability and resource management are well integrated in the practice of the battery industry.