Targeted to promote a circular economy, India’s vehicle scrapping policy has sought to incentivise owners to dispose of their 25-year-old commercial and 20-year-old private vehicles. But beyond that, handling the scale of vehicles that have already been scrapped because of new emission norms or will be rendered unfit in a test, will still be a challenge since organised scrapping facilities are limited, putting a question mark on environmentally safe disposal of vehicle’s metal and even battery scrap. While launching the policy on Friday, which also found mention in his 75…
Only a few major battery innovations (Lead Acid by Plante, Nickel Cadmium by Jungner, Lithium-ion by Goodenough/Sony) have reached significant market penetration since the 1800s. As of 2018, over 90% of large‐scale battery storage power capacity in the US was provided by batteries based on Lithium‐ion (Li-ion) chemistries . The demand for Li-ion batteries for consumer electronics and electric vehicles (EVs) is projected to grow about tenfold until the next decade. By 2025, the global revenue from Li-ion batteries is expected to reach $71 billion USD . The volume of retired batteries follows an S-like curve, with less end-of-life Li-ion batteries today, but an estimated 315 GWh (1,619,000 tons) available for recycling by 2030 (assuming a lifetime of 10 years) , a volume roughly equivalent to current annual battery production .
Gucci and Italian bank Intesa Sanpaolo have unveiled the next chapter of a collaboration that, for the first time, will focus on the transition of the supply chain toward sustainable and inclusive practices. The agreement helps companies in the Kering-owned luxury maison’s supply chain to embark on a path to improve their social and environmental sustainability through the implementation of specific actions and initiatives that align with the guidelines of the Italian government’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan.
An environmentally sustainable community, near Hazelmere, 16 kilometres from Perth’s CBD, Bushmead is perfect for those longing for a tree change but still within reach of life’s modern conveniences. Designed with sustainable living in mind, Bushmead comprises a selection of carefully-designed bush front blocks to build the home of your dreams, surrounded by 185 hectares of retained bushland, parks and recreational reserves.