DALLAS (April 15, 2013) — How do you dispose of your old batteries? You know from your laptop. Also your home smoke detector. Finally the flashlight or cars and other types of vehicles? The average consumer has 26 battery-operated devices in the home. However, only one in six American households recycle old batteries. That means most of the nearly 3 billion batteries discarded each year. Those end up in a landfill. Moreover and cause unnecessary pollution.
In honor of National Recycling Month in April. In addition to Earth Day on April 22. So Interstate Batteries encourages consumers. That’s to bring old batteries to any Interstate All Battery Center location. I mean or Interstate Batteries dealer for proper disposal.
“It is important to recycle old batteries to protect our environment”. That was said by Interstate Batteries Technical Services Manager Gale Kimbrough.
He’s also also known as Mr. Battery.
“If not properly recycled, batteries can deposit chemicals. That’s lead, acid and or mercury in lakes. That’s also into streams and landfills.”
As the No. 1 collector and recycler of lead-acid batteries. I mean in the United States. So they accept all types of household device batteries. That’s as well as vehicle batteries. I mean for recycling at no cost. After drop off at an Interstate Batteries. For they have retail or distributor locations. Also it’s spent batteries are taken. That’s via safe transport to recycling locations.
“An automobile battery is also referred to as a lead-acid battery. For it contains about 21 pounds of lead. Also 3 pounds of plastic. Moreover and 1 gallon of sulfuric acid. All of which can be toxic if handled improperly,” Kimbrough said. “But these batteries are also about 99% recyclable. One which is great news for our environment.”
In addition to the safety and environmental reasons to properly dispose of batteries. So there are a number of beneficial applications and uses of the recyclable parts of a battery. The lead is recycled to make lead plates in new batteries. Also the reclaimed plastic is used for new plastic covers and cases in the new batteries. Additionally, during the recycling process, battery acid is neutralized. Also treated and reused as water. Today’s rechargeable batteries can offer as much as 1,000 times more power than non-recyclable batteries, making them an eco-friendly alternative.
Recycling is a focal point for Interstate Batteries.
The company sells more than 17 million batteries each year. All the while Interstate’s recycle rate equals approximately 25 million spent batteries annually. Because of this high volume of battery recycling, Interstate has created a Green Standard closed-loop recycling process. One which applies the highest environmental standards in the industry. It includes training for expert core collection. Also individual battery inspection and packing to provide safe transport to approved smelters. Finally and tracking for unique accountability. To find the nearest Interstate All Battery Center or Interstate Batteries dealer, visit www.interstatebatteries.com.
Source: ET Yahoo Groups through Electrifying Times