Our guest blogger, Dr. Steve Binks from our European partner ILA, discusses our joint alliance to support responsible battery manufacturing and recycling to minimize lead exposure around the globe. One of the hallmarks of a modern and responsible global industry is its ability to work collectively to take steps to continuously improve safety and environmental…
Lead Batteries #1 Recycled ProductRead The Study
Lead batteries are the model of a circular economy. A new study reveals that with their 99% recycling rate, on average, 129 million lead batteries are recycled every year and kept from landfills. The study found that over the past five years, more than 13.5 billion pounds of lead batteries were recycled to manufacture new batteries. Lead batteries are infinitely recyclable and provide more than 70% of the world’s rechargeable energy storage, are found in 275 million U.S. vehicles and support a $1 trillion communications infrastructure.Read The Study
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Worldwide demand for batteries is anticipated to increase thirteen-fold by 2024. The global lead battery industry has developed guiding principles to ensure demand is met with minimal impact on workers and the environment, especially in low and middle-income countries with the highest levels of improper recycling methods. In 2020, the global alliance anticipates providing support…