Sustainable Batteries – The building blocks of a circular economy

26 May 2023, 15:00h - 16:00h


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ITU and the Secretariat of the Basel Convention will hold on the 26th of May 2023 a workshop on sustainable management of batteries. Batteries are essential for ICTs and the smart management of energy. By enhancing their durability and recyclability, preventing waste, and improving their design, it is possible to minimize energy usage, safeguard human and environmental health, and decrease global greenhouse gas emissions.

The workshop will discuss how managing batteries sustainably is crucial for a digital and circular economy, and how international standards can support this effort. Participants will learn about selecting batteries for ICT infrastructure and hear from experts on how sustainable batteries are essential for building a circular economy.