- According to epa.gov, in 2018, nearly 99 percent of all lead acid batteries were recycled.
- The Lead Battery Industry provides direct jobs in 38 states.
- The average new lead battery is comprised of more than 80% recycled material.
- In 2019, U.S. lead battery industry contributed $26.3 billion in total economic output to the national economy.
National Battery Day is a great time to recycle old batteries and help preserve the environment. There are many benefits to battery recycling including
- Recovered plastic and metals from recycled batteries can be used to make new batteries.
- Recycling batteries keeps lead, nickel, steel, zinc, mercury, cobalt, lithium, silver and other heavy metals out of landfills.
- Recycling reduces the need to mine our limited natural resources.
- Recycling helps create new, well-paying jobs in the recycling and manufacturing industries in the United States.
There are many ways to celebrate National Battery Day.
- Recycle your old household batteries. Find a free battery recycling drop off location near you.
- Recycle any old lead acid or car batteries by visiting your local Energy Battery branch location.
- Take your lithium-ion based batteries to a local Li-on recycle center near you.
- Engage the children in your life by teaching them about battery recycling. Share this CalltoRecycle fun facts booklet.
- Get a recycling box and use a mail-in program to recycle batteries from your office.
- Review ways your local Energy Battery Group branch location can assist you with recycling batteries.
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