Howes, J., "Battery Recycling Interaction with Washington," SAE Int. J. Mater. Manf. 5(1):150-159, 2012, doi:10.4271/2012-01-0352.
As the market for plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles continues to grow, so too will the demand for advanced batteries using lithium-ion and other chemistries. The need to recycle advanced batteries will grow as well lest the batteries become a solid waste disposal problem. Currently, lithium recycling is an industry in its infancy, but one that will need to develop to meet expected growing demand. This considers policy issues that policymakers will need to address as the demand for advanced battery recycling emerges.