Redwood Materials, started by Tesla cofounder JB Straubel, is partnering with the Rotary Club to collect e-waste for recycling into electric vehicle (EV) batteries. This collaboration aims to address the low recycling rates of e-waste and lithium-ion batteries in the U.S. by leveraging Rotary’s extensive network. Redwood, which also plans to manufacture battery components, sees this as a step towards a more sustainable battery supply chain, balancing recycling with necessary mining for the increasing demand in EV battery materials. The partnership builds on Redwood’s existing alliances and is expected to significantly enhance material collection and recycling efforts.
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