Reducing waste streams through process innovation and adaptive reuse
Many materials entering the waste stream could be reused effectively with the right recovery and re-manufacturing processes. Argonne National Laboratory researchers explore the potential to turn waste into raw material from items such as used batteries, electronic scrap and industrial shredder residue to create sustainable solutions to keeping end-of-life materials out of landfills.
What are the needs for resource-efficient and economically feasible recycling systems for end-of-life materials?
Argonne’s closed-loop Li-ion ReCell battery model assesses cost and environmental impacts associated with all lifecycle stages and processing steps for recycling end-of-life Li-ion batteries.
What recycling processes exist today, and what are their advantages, disadvantages and costs?
What are the safety concerns related to recycling end-of-life materials, both for people involved in the processes and for the environment?