You’ve seen the photos in battery ads: A pristine lawn. Solar panels, maybe a wind turbine. And “green” batteries strutting in the foreground.
As we all know, commitment means a lot more than just doing some things, sometimes. At Crown, when it comes to sustainability, it means putting the health and betterment of our environment and global community at the forefront of every one of the processes and materials behind products we build, every day.
Q: What’s more recycled than an aluminum can? A: Lead-acid batteries. They’re everywhere from your car to the forklifts for online shopping warehouses -- and they “provide over 75 percent of the world's energy storage capacity” (source: Battery Council International). In the next three minutes, you’ll learn easy ways to: Recycle old batteries Which batteries could save your life How to boost your energy storage sustainability.
As we write this, we're more than a year into a global pandemic – and a worldwide transportation shortage. Add raw material shortages and high demand, and it's a recipe for costly delays.
It’s not uncommon these days to instinctively label particular types of batteries and their manufacturers as green, specifically, lithium-ion batteries used in electric vehicles. And you can thank greenwashing for leading you to believe those products and the companies making them are doing what’s best for the environment.