Energy

Mindful Mining of Lithium

The next time you are thinking about upgrading your phone/computer/electronic device, you might want to consider what is likely happening upstream – perhaps literally in the rivers of Tibet where fish have been found dead, poisoned by water coming from the processing of lithium. It is just one example of environmental concerns with the manufacture of these batteries. Absolutely, electric cars are a great alternative to the combustion engine for New Zealand, but let’s share our electric cars rather than own one each. Here is an interesting article on the topic of how our lithium batteries are impacting on waterways, biodiversity and locals.

Car free morning in Medellin, Colombia