December 1, 2017
CHICAGO, Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — A study released today finds that lead batteries have a recycling rate of 99.3 percent, making them the number one recycled consumer product in the U.S. The near perfect rate of recycling is attributed to industry investment in a state-of-the-art closed-loop collection and recycling system that keeps 1.7 million tons of batteries out of landfills annually.
The National Recycling Rate Study released in conjunction with America Recycles Day by Essential Energy Everyday and Battery Council International (BCI), demonstrates the exceptional sustainability of lead batteries and their role in environmentally-friendly energy storage for automotive and industrial applications. — Read more from Cision PR Newswire