Technoptimist Radio 12/1/21: What ill happen to all the spent batteries in EVs?

Join Teresa Carey as she breaks down the latest news on the technology that is solving the world’s biggest problems. In today’s show, Teresa covers a deep earth mineral discovery, metal-eating bacteria, and what will happen to the batteries in electric vehicles.

To learn more about the topics in this episode:

Metal-eating bacteria could clean up dirty mining sites
Will battery recycling be ready when all these new EV batteries die?
Scientists discover a new mineral from the depths of the Earth

About the host:
Teresa Carey is a senior staff writer at, where she covers genetics and the environment. She is also a US Coast Guard licensed captain and a NatGeo Explorer. In addition to Freethink her work can be found in BuzzFeed, Scientific American, PBS NewsHour, NPR Weekend Edition, Smithsonian and more. Find her on twitter @teresa_carey