Where do Waste Batteries go to die?
St. George Daily Spectrum
Batteries are essential to our daily lives. They are everywhere — in our cell phones, lap tops, iPods, kitchen appliances and garden tools.
95% of waste batteries are recycled.
Most of the Waste Batteries that are removed from our cars and trucks are collected by scrap dealers and then they are sent to be Waste and Recycling to a waste battery
re-processing plant such as the one used by Exide Batteries.
The complete battery starts out at one end of the process and ends up at the other end as part of a new battery. Even the plastic is broken up into very small pieces and then mixed with new material before been made into a new battery casing. These re-cycled casings (battery boxes) are always made into black batteries because of the mixture of colours, any white or opaque coloured 12 Volt Battery has been made from new materials and therefor has not been re-cycled.
In my opinion this is great news, and makes the lead acid Waste Batteries greener than people think, which is more than we can say about the lithium-Ion batteries . The lithium-ion battery has not in my opinion stood the test of time regarding both safety and the potential for them to be re-cycled. There is some news though that the lithium-ion batteries that are on the electric cars at the moment, could be used for storing solar energy in a domestic situation.
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