How a Lead Battery is Recycled

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July 16, 2018

New batteries are recyclable and comprised of previously recycled materials. The battery is broken apart in a hammer mill, a machine that breaks the battery into pieces. The broken battery pieces go into a vat, where the lead and heavy materials fall to the bottom while the plastic rises to the top. At this point, the polypropylene pieces are scooped away and the liquids are drawn off, leaving the lead and heavy metals. Each of the materials then begins its own recycling journey. Visit The Battery Council International website to learn more.

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