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  • Lead and Cadmium Overexposure in Ohio Battery Recycling Facility

    A battery recycling facility in Lancaster, Ohio has been cited for 14 serious safety and health violations by the U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA. The company’s total projected fine is $59,400. Some of the serious violations included exposing workers to lead levels that were eight times the exposure limit, as well as cadmium levels that were more than twice the exposure limit. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Standards for Spent Lead Acid Battery Recycling

    ASTM International will hold an organizational meeting on Dec. 3 to discuss the potential for developing standards for spent lead acid battery recycling. The meeting will be held in Suite 201, 1274 First Street, NE, Washington, D.C., from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. To register for the meeting go here. The unsafe recycling ...


    By ASTM International

  • India`s Exide Industries to recycle more lead for storage batteries

    Exide Industries Ltd of India, the largest automotive and industrial battery manufacturer in South Asia, is venturing into lead smelting and recycling to reduce its dependence on lead imports. To this end, the Kolkata-based company is entering into strategic alliances with local smelters, and has decided to acquire a smelter at a cost of up to US$ 6.4 million (Euro 4.5 million). The proposed ...


    By Recycling International

  • Recycling Lead from Used Batteries Increases Health Risks in Mexico

    Increasing numbers of old batteries that Americans recycle are sent to Mexico, where the lead is removed and then re-sold or re-used, according to the New York Times. The recycling process for batteries has become more expensive and complex in the U.S. since the Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A.) instituted new regulations concerning lead pollution, so American companies are sending more ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 1 February battery recycling start will be a `damp squid`, says leading battery manufacturer

    A sustained battery recycling communication campaign needs to be implemented in order for consumers and retailers to become aware of the Battery Regulations, according to a European batteries manufacturer, Varta Consumer Batteries UK. From 1 February UK retailers selling batteries will have a legal obligation to collect waste batteries if they sell over 32 kg per year (equivalent of one ...

  • Recycling old batteries into solar cells

    Original story at MIT News This could be a classic win-win solution: A system proposed by researchers at MIT recycles materials from discarded car batteries — a potential source of lead pollution — into new, long-lasting solar panels that provide emissions-free power. The system is described in a ...

  • Energizer debuts recycled AA and AAA batteries

    Billions of discarded household batteries make their way into landfills every year and now one of the nation's largest battery makers says it is putting some of them to good use. Suburban St. Louis-based Energizer Holdings on Tuesday introduced Energizer EcoAdvanced, described as the first disposable AA and AAA alkaline batteries made with recycled batteries. The recycled materials comprise about ...


    By Associated Press

  • 20th International Congress for Battery Recycling ICBR 2015

    The next top quality congress in battery recycling ICBR 2015 organized by ICM AG will take place from September 23 - 25, 2015 at the Hotel Fairmont Le Montreux Palace in beautiful Montreux, Switzerland. ICBR is the event, which is worldwide recognized as the top conference in battery recycling technologies and marketing, where scientists, engineers, producers and recyclers meet to share their ...

  • EPA takes action on lead problems at Arecibo, Puerto Rico battery recycling facility

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached an agreement with The Battery Recycling Company, Inc. in Arecibo, Puerto Rico requiring the company to prevent lead contamination from leaving the facility on the work clothes and vehicles of company employees and clean up an adjacent property. The Battery Recycling Company recycles used motor vehicle batteries and produces approximately ...

  • 20th International Congress for Battery Recycling ICBR 2015

    Just a few short weeks away, from 23 to 25 September 2015, international representatives of the battery recycling industry will be coming together in Montreux for the ICBR, the “International Congress for Battery Recycling”. Leading experts from the worlds of business, science and politics will again be discussing the latest trends, challenges and market opportunities in numerous ...

  • Recupyl and Batteriretur: signature of battery recycling contract

    Recupyl, an international company that develops and operates processes to recover strategic metals from waste (the new "urban mine") - with a primary focus on electric batteries - announced today the signing of a contract for mixed batteries recycling with Batteriretur, Norway compliance scheme. ‘'Batteriretur® is very pleased to enter business partnership with Recupyl as Recupyl offers ...


    By Recupyl

  • EPA orders battery recycling company to reduce air and water pollution at arecibo, Puerto Rico lead smelting facility

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken legal action against the Battery Recycling Company, Inc. requiring the company to take multiple actions to reduce the pollution of air and water from lead at its Arecibo, Puerto Rico facility. EPA’s ongoing investigation of the facility found potential violations of the federal Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act. The Battery ...

  • EPA reaches agreement with Battery Recycling Company, Inc. of Arecibo, Puerto Rico to reduce lead pollution

    Lead is a toxic metal that can have serious, long-term health consequences for adults and children. Even at low levels, lead can cause I.Q. deficiencies, reading and learning disabilities, impaired hearing, reduced attention spans, hyperactivity and other behavioral problems in children. “Lead is a dangerous toxin that can affect a child’s ability to learn. We need to do everything ...

  • Battery Industry Presses Ahead with Voluntary Recycling Program

    Presidents of Duracell, Energizer, Kodak, Panasonic and Rayovac, the five major battery producing companies, met in San Francisco on 13 December 2011 to review progress and reaffirm their commitment to the successful launch of an industry led, voluntary primary battery collection and recycling program in 2013. In December 2010, leaders of the five companies met in ...


    By Recycle Battery.org

  • 19th International Congress for Battery Recycling ICBR 2014

    The ICBR 2014 organised by ICM AG will be held from September 24 – 26, 2014 in the Hotel Atlantic Kempinski in beautiful Hamburg, Germany. Over 200 international experts from industry, authorities and academia will discuss and present the following topics: ·  Update of battery legislation worldwide ...

  • Johnson Controls Announces Price Increase for Lead-Acid Batteries

     As a result of increasing environmental, health and safety standards and the investments required to support them, Johnson Controls, Inc., (NYSE: JCI) will implement an 8 percent price increase on lead-acid batteries sold in the United States and Canada for orders starting May 1, 2012. "Johnson Controls supports the rational tightening of standards such as the National Ambient Air Quality ...


    By Johnson Controls, Inc.

  • Experts discuss the challenges of battery recycling: Battery recyclers adjusting to new material mix

    The battery recycling sector needs to adjust to the increasing volumes of lithium-ion batteries on the market. The number of lithium-ion batteries currently in use is constantly growing, particularly in the fields of electronics and electric mobility. This fact became evident last week in Montreux, Switzerland, where the international battery recycling industry came together at the International ...

  • Deadly lead recycling industry cripples Dakar neighbourhood

    In the Dakar suburb of Thiaroye/Mer earlier this year 22 children died from lead poisoning over a three month period and in June a further 31 children were found to have potentially lethal levels of lead in their blood. While these children undergo emergency medical treatment, the government now faces the daunting task of identifying and treating further victims and decontaminating the ...


    By IRIN

  • Battery collection targets met

    The final Batteries Regulations data for 2012 has been published showing that the European target of collecting 25% of portable batteries placed onto the market was comfortably exceeded. The calculation is made by applying the total collected in 2012 to the average annual amount placed on the market by those that were registered in 2012. This produced a figure of 28.7% which, if compared to the ...

  • Call for papers for the 12th International Congress for Battery Recycling (ICBR07)

    The 12th International Congress for Battery Recycling organised by ICM AG will take place from 20 – 22 June 2007 in the very beautiful city Budapest, Hungary. At this unique event the leading experts will meet and discuss about: Worldwide update of legislative issues regarding the battery industry Reports about the implementation of the new Battery Directive in the EU  ...


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