On-Demand Webinar: Environmental Issues Across the Battery Lifecycle & Basel Convention Developments Impacting Future Circularity | 2024 Battery Webinar Series

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This webinar will set the stage for the webinar series to follow by providing an overview of the environmental issues at play across the battery lifecycle, with a focus on lithium-ion batteries.

Then, Principals Aaron Goldberg (Washington, DC) and Paul Hagen (Washington, DC) will explore the requirements of the Basel Convention, a global agreement governing the transboundary movement of wastes, as well as evolving legal controls and trade bans on the international movement of waste batteries, electronic wastes, and materials derived from waste batteries, such as “black mass.” Parties to the Convention (191 countries) are considering amendments that could expand the scope of waste batteries covered by the Convention and are preparing technical guidelines on environmentally sound management, with important implications for U.S. access to critical minerals that are derived from waste batteries.

There is no charge to attend this webinar, but advance registration is required. This series is intended for in-house counsel, EHS professionals, and business leaders at companies, municipalities, and trade associations. To request an invitation, please contact [email protected].

Join us for a webinar series that will delve into the complex and evolving landscape of environmental and supply chain requirements affecting the entire battery lifecycle, from responsible sourcing of raw materials to end-of-life collection and recycling. Batteries have long been essential components in products as diverse as consumer electronics, medical devices, power tools, and industrial equipment. Moreover, as the world transitions towards more sustainable energy production and transportation, batteries have become a critical component in new energy infrastructure and electric vehicles. However, their design, manufacture, distribution, use, and recycling raise a host of legal and environmental issues that require careful consideration.