Why Recycle?


Protect your client's corporate liability and your company from improper e-waste battery disposal


 Protect your brand:  Make sure your company’s waste is not featured in a potentially damaging public document or media report.
 

 Legal Liability - Avoid illegal or improper disposal of battery products that can result in fines, and even harsher penalties.

 Environmental Obligation - Do not become a party to improperly recycled batteries that would harm the environment, and contaminate nearby communities or countries on the other side of the world.

 Limiting US EPA Liability for US companies - Since we review our smelters/processors’ EPA status on a regular basis, we follow the law to make sure we are not delivering your material to a location that could be a potential future EPA Superfund site.

 

Doing the Right Thing...Protects your Company and the Environment


 Batteries contain lead, nickel, lithium and other metals which are processed to be used in household and industrial products that we use every day.



 The recovered recycled battery materials create jobs and income for companies in the US, Canada and elsewhere.

For example, the lead metal recovered from lead acid batteries is sold to auto battery manufacturers. Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) contain lead acid batteries, as well as standby data center/computer batteries. This is one of our value added services – that we are able to capture this lead metal and have it recycled for many years – possibly multiple generations. See box below.

 





In Canada and the USA, auto batteries have a 95% recycling rate. 

Capturing the lead metal in e-waste lead-acid batteries injects this lead into this very successful auto battery recycling recovery rate, where it has the probability of being recycled for up to 95 years within an auto battery.  Hypothetically, your future great grandchild's auto battery may have an atom or two of the lead metal recovered from the e-waste lead acid battery you recycle today! 

Why 95 years

◦ Average auto battery life span is purported to be 5 to 6 years. 

◦ 95% recycling rate results in 19 auto battery life cycles. 

◦ 19 auto battery life cycles X 5 years = 95 years the lead metal is being put to use. 



Just Imagine! The simple act of properly recycling one UPS battery means that for 95 years the metal it contains will be used over and over again, without further mining for the metal, with the resulting environmental damage this causes.