Environment + Energy Leader Award 2020

For Immediate Release

East Penn Canada and Terrapure win Environment + Energy Leader
Award for innovative circular economy product

Teaming up to create a closed-loop process to recycle up to 99% of lead batteries

AJAX and BURLINGTON, ONT., July 21, 2020 – Terrapure Environmental® (Terrapure) and
East Penn Canada today announced that they received an Environment + Energy Leader
Award for Project of the Year for their closed-loop, circular-economy approach to lead battery

The Environment + Energy Leader Awards is a program recognizing excellence in products and
services that provide companies with energy and environmental benefits, and in projects
implemented by companies that improve environmental or energy management and increase
the bottom line.

East Penn Canada collects spent batteries from its customers and ships them to Terrapure to
break the batteries down to their base components for recycling. Terrapure processes and
refines the lead to East Penn’s specifications, and it is then returned to East Penn’s battery
manufacturing facility in Pennsylvania for use in new batteries.

“This approach is a real win-win,” said Ross Atkinson, Senior Vice President of Battery
Recycling at Terrapure. “It provides East Penn a closed-loop recycling process for their
batteries, ensuring a beneficial reuse of a valuable commodity, while also helping preserve a
finite natural resource. We’re proud to be recognized for our battery-recycling efforts.”

“Not only does Terrapure’s recycling process provide a circular-economy solution for a portion
of East Penn’s lead batteries, it also takes 60 percent less energy to produce recycled lead,
helping to reduce our carbon footprint,” said Mike Bouchard, President East Penn Canada.

While the overall caliber of entries was exceptionally high this year, judges agreed that East
Penn and Terrapure’s closed-loop recycling process demonstrates impressive results.

One judge noted: “Building a closed-loop circular-economy system is a significant challenge and
expense. Great to see an investment that will impact a broad sector, since lead batteries are
used in so many products, both consumer-focused and manufacturing/industrial. The entry
provides multiple environmental management results, including preventing waste and promoting
reuse, reduced energy consumption for production, and reduced waste to landfill.”

This is the fourth consecutive year Terrapure has been honoured with an Environment + Energy
Leader Award. Previously, the company was recognized for its innovative centrifuge technology,
its oil-recycling program and its innovative use of biosolids to remediate a mine site with Vale

“With rapid advancements and a near-constant rate of change in the field, sustainability and
energy professionals had to prove to our judges that they were really the best of the best this
year,” said Sarah Roberts, Environment + Energy Leader publisher. “With a highly respected –
and critical – judging panel and a strict set of judging criteria, entrants faced an extremely high
bar to qualify for an award.”

Terrapure receives approximately 10 million batteries annually and produces 125,000 metric
tonnes of recycled lead per year, recovering 99 percent of batteries in Canada and diverting
them from the landfill. For more information about Terrapure’s lead battery recycling, visit
https://terrapureenv.com/service/battery-recycling-solutions/. For more information on the
Environment + Energy Leader Awards, visit https://www.environmentalleader.com/environmentand-

About East Penn Canada

East Penn Canada is the industry leader in the distribution and safe recovery of lead batteries in
Canada. We were established in 1979 as Power Battery Sales Ltd., as an independent battery
distribution and recovery team supporting the automotive after-market. In 1994, Power Battery
Sales was acquired as a wholly owned subsidiary by East Penn Manufacturing Company Inc.,
and our product line was expanded to include motive power, telecommunications, UPS backup,
renewable energy and most recently lithium applications.

Today East Penn Canada is headquartered in Ajax, Ontario and operates the largest Canadian
distribution and recovery network supported by 17 fully stocked warehouses, a company owned
fleet and over 300 employees of battery solution experts.

A core objective of East Penn Canada is to be an industry leader in the safe recovery and
recycling of end-of-life lead batteries. In addition to our robust recovery and recycling program,
we also have many partnerships, programs and processes to encourage others to engage in
our Reverse Distribution network. We take great pride in the role we play in advancing the lead
battery circular-economy.

For more information, visit www.eastpenncanada.com

About Terrapure

Terrapure Environmental is a leading Canadian provider of essential environmental and
industrial services for industrial, commercial and institutional customers, including those in the
manufacturing, mining, municipal, oil and gas, pulp and paper, refining and petrochemical,
transportation, and utilities sectors. Headquartered in Burlington, Ontario, we employ
approximately 2,000 people and operate an integrated network of over 70 locations across

At Terrapure, we’re Changing Waste for Good. We see both economy and environment as
invaluable, understanding one cannot be prioritized at the expense of the other. With an
unwavering focus on health and safety excellence, we provide services that reduce the volume
of waste requiring disposal, recover value from industrial by-products, and restore industrial
operations to peak efficiency. We provide these services through an extensive coast-to-coast
facility network and through field services deployed on customer sites.

For more information, visit www.TERRAPUREenv.com.

About the Environment + Energy Leader Awards
For nearly a decade, the Environment + Energy Leader Awards have celebrated excellence in
the world of environmental, sustainability and energy management. Award winners are truly
buzz-worthy, and companies that sport a Top Project or Top Product of the Year Award badge
are known to be the best of the best. When other companies are seeking a sustainability or
energy management solution, they know that E+E Product of the Year Award winners offer a
significant group of products, vetted by experts, to peruse for help in making their decisions.
Project of the Year Award winners are known to illustrate how sustainability and energy
management projects can successfully help other companies improve the bottom line.


For more information, please contact:
Wendy Pollard-Millar, Director | Customer Experience & Marketing
East Penn Canada
T: +1 905-619-3979 l M: 416-707-8716

Greg Jones, Managing Director, Communications and Public Affairs
Terrapure Environmental
Ph.: 905.315.2229