Policy & regulation

Recycling renewables

Should the US mandate EV battery recycling?

Recycling electric-vehicle batteries could cut the need to mine critical minerals. The U.S. now has incentives for recycling, but no national requirements.

Gabriela Aoun Angueira  . 

person at work in factory
Quatavius Rushin places electric-vehicle batteries on a conveyer belt at the Ascend Elements EV-battery recycling plant in Covington, Georgia. (Alyssa Pointer for The Washington Post via Getty Images)