World's fastest-growing waste stream
Did you know that E-waste is the world’s fastest growing waste stream?
Lithium batteries, found in almost all portable electronic components, are one of the fastest-growing fractions. Due to their exponential growth, several problems related to end-of-life treatment have occurred. In January 2021 the UK-based Research and Consulting firm Eunomia reported that fires caused by lithium-ion batteries in waste fractions are costing the UK ￡ 158 million each year.