Bhavya's Journey to the European Union

Current Location

Brussels Belgium

My name is Bhavya Jha, and I am traveling to three countries to learn how the European Union approaches lithium-ion battery recycling. I am excited to share this journey with you!


Last week, I made a short trip to Sweden and visited the more industrial city of Västerås (pronounced like Westeros for the Game of Thrones fans!) and the country's capital of Stockholm. 


These last three months flew by, but at long last, it's time to head home for the holidays before moving to Berlin in January! Here's the last bit about Brussels for now.

Field Notes

Waste management differs from city to city, and as I've come to realize here, it reflects the city's organization and environmental priorities as well. Brussels has a very rigid program!


This week, I visited Strasbourg, France, which is also known as "Capitale de Noël," and my college roommate was visiting me as well. Christmas is almost in full swing all across Europe!