A new bill proposed in the United States aims to increase government spending on investments in lithium-ion battery recycling by $150 million over five years.

The bill, sponsored by Senator Angus King from Maine, would direct investment to foster innovative battery recycling techniques to recapture the mineral resources contained in the LIBs that power our electronics, electric vehicles, and energy storage facilities. Currently, most of these use batteries and their resources lay in waste as pressure mounts within governments and corporations to increase mining around the world. Increased recycling of LIBs could reduce the need for additional mining.

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