Why we should care about battery recycling?

Global demand for batteries is set to increase 14-fold by 2030*, with the European Union expected to account for around 17% of this demand. Batteries are now ubiquitous in our daily lives, from our mobiles phones, our electric cars and our laptops. However, their production and use have a considerable environmental impact.

As a matter of fact, most batteries are thrown away despite almost 80% of the cells still in perfect working condition. This generates tons of electronic waste containing critical raw materials extracted from the earth, to the detriment of our planet.

Conscious of this problem, Gouach has developed an innovative solution to facilitate battery recycling. We have developed a patented design, without welding or glue, to facilitate the disassembly and recycling of the cells. Gouach batteries are also made from second life lithium cells, from batteries intended for disposal. This approach saves 375 tons of mined land every day.

Our technology allows for efficient recycling at the end of the cell's life, rather than throwing it away. Gouach electric batteries are repairable and recyclable, contributing to a more sustainable future.

We believe that consumers have an important role to play in the transition to a circular economy, by choosing sustainable products and opting to recycle. We hope to raise awareness of the importance of battery recycling and support companies to take this step. It is crucial to be aware of the impact our actions have on the environment, and to adopt responsible behaviors to conserve our planet. By recycling batteries, we can reduce electronic waste and safeguard our planet's natural resources. We are committed to contributing to a more sustainable future and encourage others to do the same.

*New EU rules for more sustainable and ethical batteries, 2022