Today I have two very special guests from Li-Cyle Holdings, a company that specializes in lithium-ion battery recycling. I’d like to welcome Li-Cycle’s Chief Commercial Officer, Kunal Phalpher, and Harry Nicholas with Li-Cycle’s PR.
I learned about Li-Cyle by reading an article in CleanTechnica that my friend, Jennifer Sensabit wrote. The article covered the company’s latest big news--its IPO on the stock market. Li-Cycle will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange and will be known as LICY--and yes I plan to add some to my portfolio.
I believe in investing in companies that impact our planet in a positive way and battery recycling is something that we need more awareness and advocacy for.
Li-Cycle is North America's largest lithium-ion battery recycling company and I thought it would be a great topic for Getting Stoned.
This is a podcast about gems and minerals, after all, and minerals play an important role in battery technology.
In the podcast, I congratulated Kunal and the company for its newest milestone of getting listed on the NYSE. Kunal told me that the company was excited to take this next step and grow the business internationally.
Lithium is very important and powers most of our lives. Many people may not even be aware of just how dependant we are on lithium-ion batteries. Kunal agreed and noted that many are not aware just how many times a day that someone may touch a device powered by a lithium-ion battery. “In your daily life, you’re fixing some cupboards, driving around, taking the bus, that’s more in the future but there’s definitely a lot around us.”