Lithium-ion Battery Recycling Protects Ecosystems and Wildlife

Lesser need to extract new raw materials from natural resources in our ecosystem, enhancing environmental sustainability.

Lithium-ion Battery Recycling Saves Energy

Making new lithium-ion batteries from recycled materials requires less energy than making them from new raw materials.

Lithium-ion Battery Recycling Reduces Incineration

Incineration results in permanent loss of valuable resources from lithium-ion batteries that could otherwise be reused or recycled. It also generates carbon emissions as well as potential air pollution.

Lithium-ion Battery Recycling Cuts Climate-Changing Carbon Emissions

Uses less energy on sourcing and processing new raw materials, hence lower carbon emissions is produced and it also keeps potentially methane-releasing waste out of landfill sites.

Lithium-ion Battery Recycling Conserves Natural Resources

The world's natural resources are limited to produce lithium-ion battery, and some are in very short supply.

Lithium-ion battery recycling allows for important materials such as cobalt, nickel, copper, lithium and plastics to be recovered and made into new products.

At SMC, we undertake our best endeavours to extract and recover as much valuable raw materials from lithium-ion batteries with the use of innovative technologies and our certified recycling facilities.

Creating more value from lithium-ion batteries, we continue to research and develop new and even better-quality uses for e-waste materials with our upcycling initiatives.

Transparency and Customer Engagement

By being a member of the Global Battery Alliance, we took part in the Battery Passport pilot program. We are building our competency as we wanted to enable our supply chain (both the upstream and downstream) to know what we are doing with the scrap battery. In addition to detailed tracking of sources, processes, and records of movement transactions, our processes ensure that our customers are fully informed through every phase of our recycling process.

SMC is a member of Global Battery Alliance since 2023,


Through our R&D efforts and initiatives in recent years, SMC has developed proprietary technology to recycle lithium-ion batteries, recovering metals such as cobalt, copper and lithium. In December 2017, SMC secured the first lithium-ion battery recycling licence from Singapore’s National Environment Agency (“NEA”).


Continue to expand our research area into how we could best recycle the battery efficiently, especially on the anode side of the battery.

Continue to expand our footprint globally, especially in North American and Europe.

Continue to look into expanding the vertical integration of the recycling process into their supply chain.