New Jersey forbids the disposal of EV batteries in landfills

New Jersey has made it illegal to dispose of EV batteries in landfills in the state by passing the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) law. Battery manufacturers are required to create an alternative procedure to recycle as much of the discarded EV battery as possible. This is mandated by the Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Battery Management Act. There are already precedents that exist for end-of-life practices for EV batteries to generate economic benefits.

Under the extended producer responsibility law:

  1. The law affects any company that sells EV batteries in New Jersey
  2. It includes vehicle or battery manufacturers, importers, and also brand or trademark licensees
  3. Each company is required to create a plan for the recycling of batteries

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