The Frontline
Intel, news, and insights from the Silicon Foundry community. On tap this month: how companies can keep batteries out of landfills and integrate circular business practices to address today's most pressing environmental issues. 
Thought Leadership
Reducing waste and reusing materials is critical as climate change accelerates and resources become scarce. How can corporations improve sustainability in a way that’s good for business? Enter the circular economy.
The volume of spent lithium ion batteries is projected to skyrocket in the coming years as we move towards an electrified future. If we really want to build a circular economy, we have to keep those batteries out of landfills.
Companies to Watch
Battery Resourcers: This battery recycling start-up raised a $20 million Series B round, announced plans to build new plants, and signed an agreement to recycle batteries from Honda & Acura EVs. 

Circulor: Circular’s enterprise software platform enables companies to analyze, track and manage their supply chains in order to source materials responsibly. It recently raised a $14 million Series A round
Loop: This reusable packaging company is on a mission to eliminate waste. Loop is owned by TerraCycle and has partnerships with Burger King, Kroger, McDonalds, Walgreens, and others.

Redwood Materials: This battery and electronic recycling start-up, founded by former Tesla CTO JB Strauber, recently announced a partnership with Ford and raised a $700 million Series C round.
In the Press
“Silicon Foundry was founded in 2013 in response to a clear need our founders saw in the market: that leading corporations were struggling to leverage external innovation. We were built solve that." Check out our recent Q&A with Tech Round to learn more about what we do.
Michigan recently announced several new initiatives to build out EV charging infrastructure. Check out the Talking Michigan Transportation podcast to hear from our colleague Elsa Givan on how Michigan is leading the way in accelerating electrification and enabling the future of mobility. 
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