03 Apr '17, 11am

A world without batteries

The battery business is booming. With the exception of lead-acid batteries outside China, disposal and recycling is often out of control. Just one example is the 30 billion button batteries made yearly and used in everything from talking gift cards to medical equipment. Lead acid batteries have a positive value to recyclers and strict laws also make users act responsibly. However it is likely that the lithium-ion batteries replacing lead acid and making new things possible such as acceptable electric vehicles will often have negative value to recyclers. The cost of the battery can be more than half the cost of the vehicle be it car, boat or plane.

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