Battery Recycling and Reuse in West Bengal

The Department of Environment of West Bengal, India requested support from the Clean Energy Solutions Center on best practices for battery recycling to reduce environmental and health damages from expected growth in batteries used in the transport sector. The assistance evaluated global practices in battery reuse and recycling programs including incentives, labelling, disposal regulation, setting goals, and explore purchasing used batteries for re-sale.

Potential Impacts

The Solutions Center provided advice to the government into battery recycling and reuse practices to reduce the environmental and health impacts from expected growth in disposal of used batteries in the transportation sector.