Precarious nature of export options
As we have seen in the media in recent times, recyclable materials in general are subject to export restrictions when countries such as China change policy. Export of used lithium batteries is even more vulnerable, since shipping lines are starting to restrict shipping of batteries due to fire risk. In recent years port fires caused by batteries have raised alarm bells. The trend is to disallow export, reducing access to overseas solutions. Local certainty and investment is needed to secure onshore solutions.