Sourcing Battery Metals Without New Mining

April 27, 2021 • Benjamin Hitchcock Auciello
Today, Earthworks is releasing a new report which demonstrates the potential for recycling to offset demand for newly mined metals in the EV battery supply chain. This reduction in demand is necessary to relieve the mounting pressure on mining-affected communities… More »

Reducing new mining for electric vehicle battery metals: responsible sourcing through demand reduction strategies and recycling

April 27, 2021

Statement by Earthworks’ Mining Program Director Payal Sampat on the Corporate Statement Supporting a Moratorium on Deep Sea Mining

March 31, 2021
Today BMW, Volvo, Samsung, and Google announced their support for a moratorium on deep sea mining and announced their commitment to not source minerals from the deep seabed. They added their support for “reducing demand for primary metals, transitioning to a resource-efficient,… More »

Recharge Responsibly

March 31, 2021 • Benjamin Hitchcock Auciello

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Comments to the European Commission on a Proposal for Regulation on Batteries and Waste Batteries

March 11, 2021


Tsingshan Holding Group Co. Ltd., majority owner of the Indonesia Morowali Industrial Park (IMIP), wants to add four facilities to process nickel for electric vehicle batteries at its already massive operation. The company planned to dump up to 25 million… More »

Earthworks weighs in on historic UN Resolution on Mineral Resource Governance

September 9, 2020 • EARTHWORKS
This blog was co-written by Benjamin Hitchcock Auciello and Jan Morrill In March of 2019, the fourth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), part of the United Nations Environmental Programme, passed an unprecedented resolution on Mineral Resource Governance.… More »

Earthworks Submission on the UNEA-4 Mineral Resource Governance Resolution

September 9, 2020