Industry study argues for lead car battery recyclability

Almost 100% of lead-based vehicle batteries are recycled, according to a study commissioned by industries hoping to convince the European Commission to allow the batteries to stay on the market

Almost 100% of lead-based vehicle batteries are recycled, according to a study commissioned by industries hoping to convince the European Commission to allow the batteries to stay on the market.

Ninety-nine percent of automotive batteries available for collection are recycled, making them “one of the most recycled consumer products in the EU”, according to consultancy IHS. The study was commissioned by Eurobat, the International Lead Association and European, Korean and Japanese carmakers’ lobbies.

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