10 Dec '11, 2pm

Green Blog: Fighting Poor Recycling in Other Countries: We need to ask more about how our castoffs are processed...

Rodrigo Cruz for The New York Times Automotive batteries inside a distribution center in Mexico City. When Americans turn in their old car batteries for recycling, they probably think they are doing good for the planet. And done well, recycling batteries is certainly environmentally responsible, since lead mining and processing cause far greater emissions of carbon dioxide than extracting lead from old car batteries for re-use. But my article from Mexico should remind us that recycling can be “green” or not, depending on how it is done. That is particularly true of electronic waste, including batteries, where one goal of the recycling process is to extract precious metals. In much of the world, recycling is a big business with ties to gangs and organized crime. That is often the case with lead battery recycling plants in Mexico, that country’s officials told me. The towns ...

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Rodrigo Cruz for The New York Times Automotive batteries inside a distribution center in Mexico City. When Americans turn ...

We keep exporting things - like lead batteries - elsewhere for 'recycling'. It's not good.

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