China has around 3 million electric cars, most of which will need to have their batteries replaced within the next decade. Photo: EPA-EFE

The toxic business of ‘recycling’ China’s car batteries leads to illegal dumping, pollution and poisoned water

  • Researchers estimate it will cost nearly US$3 million to reverse the damage caused by just one of the illegal plants
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China has around 3 million electric cars, most of which will need to have their batteries replaced within the next decade. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Laurie Chen

Laurie Chen

Laurie Chen joined the Post in 2017 after completing a master's degree in journalism at City University, London. Originally from the UK, she studied English literature at University College London.