Battery RecyclingUpdated 07:13:41 UST, 16 May 2013
NEW YORK (Scrap Monster) : The recent study report by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) reveals that a lion’s share of spent lead-acid batteries (SLABs) recycled in Mexico come from the USA.
The report indicates that almost 30% to 60% of the SLABs recycled in Mexico come from the US.As per statistics, US exported 342 187 tonnes…
Enormously large quantities of used batteries are being shipped from US across the border to Mexico. This is not because the US lacks recycling facilities or Mexico possesses better recycling facilities than the US.
Air district officials have ordered Exide Technologies-one of the largest battery recyclers, to check emissions from its Vernon plant.
According to the recent data released by the UK Environment Agency, the country has surpassed the battery collection target during the year 2012.
The 18th International Congress for Battery Recycling (ICBR) will be held at the Hotel Dubrovnik Palace, Dubrovnik on the Croation coast from September 11 to 13.
Free-market scrap lead battery prices have increased slightly as moderately higher demand weakens supply.
The lead acid battery manufacturing is considered to be responsible for the recent frequent incidences of excessive blood lead level in China. Therefore, the government has imposed a number of restraints to control the chaotic development of the lead acid battery industry, including the severest reduction of tax rebate from 13% to 0% and strict-ever complete inspection throughout the whole industry.
Battery Solutions helps companies recycle spent battery waste. The company designs and operates recycling programs and collection systems and provides for logistics, disassembly, chemistry identification, sorting, separation, processing, regulatory compliance, and documentation.
Milton, Georgia based battery manufacturer, Exide Technologies is to idle its lead recycling operations at its Reading, Pennsylvania facility by March 2013.
The US free-market scrap automotive battery prices have dropped further as leading buyers are believed to be flush with supply, with one trader forecasting that prices could reach the mid-30-cent-per-pound level soon.
The United States used lead-acid battery prices stand at 40-42 cents per pound (lb) this week, said buyers. Some see the price for the scrap commodities falling further lower by next month.
Americans use billions of aluminum beverage cans every year. The good news is that aluminum can be infinitely recycled back into new cans, and a great deal of energy and other resources can be saved by recycling it.
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