In-depth: Debate over Batteries Regulation heats up as final 2021 Environment Council looms

A raft of civil society groups have warned against delaying new rules to ensure batteries are recyclable and replaceable and raw materials are sustainably and ethically sourced, as a European industry gears up for an explosion in demand led by sales of electric vehicles.

by Robert Hodgson
An employee transports lithium-ion batteries at a factory in China
An employee transports lithium-ion batteries at a factory in China (Photo by Wan Shanchao/VCG via Getty Images)

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