EPA, Stakeholders Tout Benefits Of Planned Battery, Solar Panel Waste Rules

November 27, 2023
Industry attorneys and EPA staffers say the agency’s newly announced plans to craft universal waste regulations for lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries and solar panels will aid recycling of both classes of devices while easing compliance with safe-handling requirements -- a long-standing request from many corners. “EPA anticipates that any approach toward creating a new lithium-ion battery category will preserve the recycling benefits for universal waste lithium-ion batteries while improving safety standards and reducing fires from mismanaged end-of-life lithium-ion batteries,” the agency...

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