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Recycling starts with our fleet.

The lead-acid battery gains its environmental edge from its closed-loop life cycle. When a spent battery is collected, it is sent to a permitted recycler where, under strict environmental regulations, the lead and plastic are reclaimed and sent to a new battery manufacturer. The cycle begins with transportation: The same network that distributes new batteries also safely collects and returns used batteries for recycling.

Breaking it down.

The typical new lead-acid battery contains 60-80 percent recycled lead and plastic. When a spent battery is collected, it is sent to a permitted recycler where, under strict environmental regulations, the lead and plastic are reclaimed and sent to a new battery manufacturer. The cycle goes on indefinitely.

Source: Battery Council International

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Plastic pellets recycled from battery cases and covers are used to manufacture new battery cases and covers.

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Lead ingots recycled from battery grids, parts and lead-oxide are used to manufacture lead for new grids, parts and lead-oxide.

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Sodium sulfate crystals separated from used electrolyte are recycled and sold for use in textiles, glass, and detergent manufacturing.

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Used electrolyte can also be reclaimed and reused in manufacturing new batteries, or neutralized and managed according to federal/state guidelines.

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