The Power of Recycling

A new lead-based battery will typically contain 60 to 80% recycled lead and plastic material.1 When that battery is spent, the re-use cycle will continue again and again. This closed loop is a sustainability success story that demonstrates the power of recycling.

Making a Difference

North American battery recyclers like Gopher Resource keep approximately 1.7 million tons of lead batteries out of landfills annually.2

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Our Advanced Recycling Process

Follow the transformation of a spent auto battery into re-useable materials for new products.

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Sources
  1. Environmental Protection Agency
  2. Association of Battery Recyclers (2013)

Who Knew?

Lead-based batteries are the quiet workhorses of life.

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Now THAT’S the Power of Recycling!

An impressive 99% of all lead-acid batteries in North America are recycled and re-purposed for new batteries.1

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Sources
  1. Environmental Protection Agency