CHANGING WASTE FOR GOOD
Recovering valuable lead and plastics that create value from end-of-life batteries that would otherwise be lost to disposal or shipped offshore for recycling.
Providing services that upgrade materials recovered from waste batteries and repurpose them for reuse in the creation of new batteries.
Helping reduce the amount of waste that requires disposal and lost value from end-of-life batteries.
Sustainable Solutions for the Circular Economy
We recover over 90% of the constituent components in the batteries we manage for recycling. Each year, we recycle about 12 million spent batteries and have the ability to recover 134,000 tonnes of lead and 15,000 tonnes of polypropylene pellets to be reused in the manufacturing of new batteries. This contributes to the circular economy for industries including automotive, industrial and energy storage solutions. We also recover 20 million litres of sulfuric acid, which is reused in many industries, reducing the need for virgin chemicals.
Importance of Lead Batteries in Society
Circular Lifecycle of Lead Batteries
- Ensuring the value of all the materials in a battery is recovered and those components are reused instead of disposed
- Protecting the environment from potentially hazardous materials by ensuring batteries are managed safely and responsibly
- Avoiding the need to mine additional lead, protecting a finite natural resource and reducing the environmental impact of mining
- Minimizing the transportation required by recycling batteries and returning the lead to battery manufacturers located in the same geographic region, thus reducing the associated GHG emissions for the overall battery supply chain
To learn more about the sustainability and circular economy of lead batteries and their nearly 100 percent recycling rate, visit Essential Energy Everyday https://essentialenergyeveryday.com/benefits/sustainable/.
Protecting Our People and the Environment
Protecting the environment, as well as the health and safety of our people, contractors, customers and local communities, is integral to everything we do. In fact, safety and environmental stewardship are embedded in our culture as two of our core values. We continually reinvest capital to upgrade and enhance our operations, ensuring we meet and often exceed the highest environmental and health and safety regulatory standards in our industry.
Employees are provided with all required personal protective equipment (PPE), which includes coveralls, gloves, boots, hardhats and respirators. This ensures they are protected from all potential hazards in their jobs.
We have a number of controls in place to ensure maximum protection of the natural environment. Our facilities employ sophisticated air quality control systems to collect and clean the air before it is discharged, ensuring we’re in compliance with all government regulations.