The metals in the battery are infinitely recyclable without losing their properties. After collection the batteries are taken apart using methods to ensure the environment is not exposed to hazardous compounds. Recycling includes the recovery of the metals and their transformation into metal alloys that will be used again in new rechargeable batteries or other products. Umicore is one of only a few companies worldwide to offer a complete recycling journey. Its unique ‘closed loop’ approach for lithium-ion rechargeable batteries ensures there is minimal waste or impact on the environment, which will be vital as the adoption of electric vehicles becomes more mainstream. Umicore is a pioneer in providing customers in the rechargeable battery value chain with materials of a certified clean and ethical origin. The company has been ranked seventh in the 2019 top-100 of the world’s most sustainable companies published by Corporate Knights.
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