Sustainability and Recycling
Lead-acid technology has been around for over 150 years. An innovative recycling infrastructure has been developed to recycle essentially 100% of a lead-acid battery, and industry-supported regulation ensures that these products are returned to appropriate locations. This system is utilized for the newer advancements of carbon-based lead-acid technology as well as established products. Other newer battery technologies can’t come close to the recycling advances and developed infrastructure to reclaim the lead-acid product.
The processes for recycling lead-acid batteries and the facilities that support it have progressively advanced over the years and are one of the greatest recycling success stories in the global marketplace.
Proper lead-acid recycling does not harm the environment. In fact, it helps to support agricultural needs and enhance energy conservation
Many innovative systems have been developed to harness by-products of the process and use them in a very beneficial capacity.
For example residual sulphur trapped during the recycle process is processed into fertilizer for agricultural purposes. Also, heat from facility furnaces is used as a radiant heat source during cold weather, saving on traditional heating methods.