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Battery recycling: Current Scenario, It’s Future And Companies Who Are Working In It

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Current Scenario & Future of Battery Recycling
Current Scenario & Future of Battery Recycling

Wangari Maathai once said “The environment and the economy are the two sides of a coin. If we can’t sustain our environment, we can’t sustain ourselves.”

There are many companies that are impressively maintaining both the environment and the economy. How? By recycling the products damaging the environment. One of the best examples is the companies that are recycling the batteries. Batteries are quite eligible to destroy the surroundings with their outrage radiations, no matter if they are cheap or expensive. 

To know why recycling batteries is necessary, how it is done and who all are doing it, stay tuned.

Current Scenario in Battery Recycling

The features of the Batteries have toxic materials which are successful in destroying the environment. Mercury, lead, lithium, nickel, cobalt and carbon nanotube are some of the toxic materials to name. To understand more clearly, there are not only remote batteries but phone batteries and car batteries are equally hazardous. The toxic materials are a threat to human healths. They can’t be incinerated as the fumes generated will cause air pollution. They are not preferred to be buried as some of the batteries leak and can destroy the soil leading to damaged crops and contaminated water supply.

In the current scenario, the technology is sloping up at the price of smashing the environment. On the other hand, there are companies that create a barrier between the pitfall and the safe environment. If you have some used batteries and you want to dispose of them, you can easily wrap up the terminals and throw them in the dustbin. In order to maintain a healthy environment, the batteries are destroyed in a proper way and are dismantled. The procedure to destroy batteries is given in short below.

Also read: Types of Batteries used in Electric Vehicle

How to destroy Batteries

First of all the batteries are identified on the basis of their content, for instance, the lead batteries are separated from the lithium ones. Once the batteries are separated, they are taken into a closed building for dismantling. 

Each part of the battery is separated from each other in a particular manner. In lead batteries, the lead is separated from the plastic and they are taken into a vat. Inside the vat, the plastic stays at the top whereas the lead and other materials settle down at the bottom. The plastic is then taken out and is recycled. Lead and other toxic materials are heated at high temperatures and are then are recycled to make other batteries.

Our Future

Our future is undoubtedly in danger. To maintain the safety measures, the government has taken several acts. The government of the National Capital Territory Of Delhi, last year announced a policy in favour of the environment by increasing the pace for electric vehicles. This decreases down the usage of heavy batteries in societies. The Central Pollution Control Board of India, under the Environment Protection Act, is also in the favour of electric vehicles. It has been told that in the near future of India, till 2024, electric vehicles should weigh 24% of the total roaming vehicles.

Also, there is proper education for children to learn how to drop off any batteries they have. The kids are made to practice at no price the disposal of batteries and are taught which batteries can be disposed of in household garbage (like single batteries) and what can not (car batteries). They are taught about the features of the batteries as told above so that they do not make wrong use of them. 

Since children are the future of any country, we can say that an army is getting ready to fight the enemies of the environment.

Companies Working On Battery Recycling

There are several companies that are working in the Battery recycling Industry in India to save the environment.

They are:

  • EcoReco in Mumbai
  • Tes AMM in Chennai
  • Exigo in Haryana
  • Sungeel Hi-Metal in Andhra Pradesh 
  • Eco Tantra in Pune  
  • Eximo Recycling in Gujarat
  • Surbine Recycling Gujarat

All these companies together with the larger based companies like Tata Chemicals Limited and Umicore make this industry work at the correct pace. All these factories mentioned above are specialised in recycling Lithium batteries.

Not only in India, if the comparison has to be made, Europe and the US are no losers in this field. The companies in the US And Europe are:

  • Umicore
  • Retriev Technologies
  • Glencore International
  • International Metals Reclamation Company
  • Raw Materials Company
  • Akkuser
  • Nawa Technologies

Also read: Electric Vehicle Battery Manufacturers in India

Conclusion

The environment is the only account of ours that will never go empty. Thus, it is important to save the surroundings we are living in. Try using the correct methods to dispose of your household, cheap batteries. If you want to dispose of your car batteries, it is good to submit them to the places where they get dismantled. You take your responsibility and nature will heal.

EV Duniya Editorial: This article is written by Kirti Sharma

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