Battery recycling: It’s one of the best ways to protect the environment, conserve resources, and reduce our carbon footprint.
But which battery technology is 99% recyclable -- and which batteries are landfillable?
In this North American Clean Energy article, the Vice President of Crown Battery’s SLI Products Group, John Connell, covers the ins and outs of battery recycling.
Which batteries are more recyclable than an aluminum can -- and which ones usually go straight to the landfill
How battery recycling works (simpler is better)
One battery chemistry can be used to make new batteries for decades -- the other is downcycled at best
Greenwashing and the economics of recycling
Where to recycle your batteries
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Beyond Recycling: The 3 R’s
Of course, recycling is only one part of environmental sustainability.
Responsible companies and battery technologies focus on reducing waste and creating a closed loop for batteries -- where recycled battery material can be used to make more batteries, instead of being downcycled.
Crown Battery continues to invest heavily in engineering, manufacturing, and shipping batteries with maximum recycling and the smallest footprint possible.
For instance, we recycled 313,180 pounds (156.59 tons) of manufacturing material from January to October 2017 alone.
And over the past decade, we’ve also installed solar panels, advanced wind turbines, and geothermal renewable energy systems to offset energy consumption.
After all, recycling and reducing waste benefits all of us -- including our environment, the community, and business.