Recycling conserves natural resources, saves energy, increases economic security, creates jobs, protects the environment, and reduces landfill waste. Simply put, it’s just good practice.
Though there are many responsibilities inherent in being a leading manufacturer of high-quality industrial batteries, we at EnerSys® are proud to do our part in providing environmental stewardship. As such, we’re available to assist in the recycling process.
As end-users, customers also accept certain obligations. Among the most vital of these is disposing of batteries in an environmentally safe manner. While batteries provide necessary power in our daily personal lives, for businesses, during emergencies, and in powering our nation’s Armed Forces, they can pose potential hazards (due to the chemicals and metals in the battery). Therefore, lead-acid batteries should never be disposed of in general waste, in a landfill, nor along the roadway.
Up to 99% Recyclable
As you know, we all share the same earth, so it’s our combined obligation.
Fortunately, unlike many other “disposable” items, up to 99% of a lead-acid battery is recyclable! That’s great news for the environment. In fact, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lead-acid batteries have the highest recycling rate among other well-known products.