circular economy

introduction

Measures such as waste prevention, eco design and reuse could save EU companies €600 billion - equivalent to 8% of annual turnover - while reducing total annual greenhouse gas emissions by 2-4%.

Moving towards a more circular economy could deliver benefits such as reducing pressure on the environment, improving the security of the supply of raw materials, increasing competitiveness, stimulating innovation, boosting economic growth, and creating jobs (580,000 in the EU alone).

Consumers will also be provided with more durable, innovative products, increasing quality and allowing them to save money in the long-term. The circular economy is a model of production and consumption which involves sharing, leasing, reusing, repairing, refurbishing and recycling existing materials and products for as long as possible. In this way, the life cycle of products is extended and, in practice, waste is reduced to a minimum. When a product reaches the end of its life, its materials are kept within the economy wherever possible. These can be productively used again and again, thereby creating further value.

This is a departure from the traditional, linear economic model, which is based on a take-make-consume-throw away pattern. This model relies on large quantities of cheap, easily accessible materials and energy.

Resource Projects

The battery market, driven by the automotive sector, continues to grow exponentially - as evidenced by the 200+ gigafactories existing currently, or in planning, and with US$65bn of committed funding to battery manufacturing worldwide.

Lithium-ion batteries are a core platform technology for the 21st century. By 2022, the metal and mineral demand for the EV industry will be twice that of consumer electronics.

It is no secret that the battery supply chain is undercapitalised, and that future bottlenecks are likely with the mass rollout of electric vehicles.

For this, and other related reasons, the UK Parliament’s Environment Audit Committee (EAC) has launched an inquiry into the supply chain for battery metals.

Battery Recycling

The battery recycling market is growing at an accelerated rate.

It is driven by automotive and industrial sectors transitioning to more environmentally friendly and sustainable electric solutions, through government pressure and user demand.

There is currently no major UK capability to recycle lithium-ion batteries, providing a unique opportunity for Recyclus to establish itself as a pioneer in this field.

Investing For Growth

We are investing towards growth, primarily within the European market.

We are also focusing on scaling developed technology that mechanises currently labour-intensive programmes. Key management and technical know-how was secured as part of our IPO and previous fundraising rounds.

Key investment focuses include:

Increasing recycling volume growth:

Lead-acid; from 16,000 to 60,000 mt/year
Lithium-ion; from 5,000 to 20,000 mt/year

Capital purchases of recycling plants

Supporting the growth & value of Recyclus

“A more circular economy will see us keeping resources in use as long as possible, so we extract maximum value from them. We should recover and regenerate products and materials whenever we can, giving them a new lease of life.”

Resources and Waste Strategy for England, 2019

We have the Experience

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