With lithium cheaper to mine than it is to recycle e-cigarettes, is change possible?

Market-driven inclination to recycle e-cigarettes in the UK and beyond is unlikely to increase anytime soon as long as it’s still cheaper to mine new lithium than to recycle and reuse products.

Lithium is difficult and expensive to recycle, with some of the process still done by hand, and because it is less expensive to just mine more, no accessible recycling options have been developed.

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