What Happens To My Batteries When I Recycle Them?

The image below describes the process of recycling our Lithium Ion batteries, showing the journey from collection to the production of new batteries. It is super important we are as sustainable as possible when it comes to batteries. Recycling lithium-ion batteries is crucial for sustainability as it conserves finite resources, reduces environmental impact, lowers greenhouse gas emissions, enhances supply chain stability, supports a circular economy and ensures safe disposal of hazardous materials.


Here's an outline of the process as depicted in the image:


Collection and Delivery:

Batteries are collected from Allett and delivered to a recycling facility.



Sorting and Identification:


The collected batteries are weighed, identified, and sorted into various types and chemistries such as Alkaline, Lithium, Nickel Metal Hydride, and Nickel Cadmium.


Protection and Packing:

Once sorted, the batteries are protected from shorting and packed into suitable containers.


Segregation and Repacking:

The sorted batteries are segregated and repacked into drums or containers suitable for transportation.



The repacked batteries are then shipped to various processing facilities. 



The batteries are shipped to different facilities depending on their chemistry.


Raw Material Extraction:

At these facilities the batteries are processed to extract raw materials.


New Battery Production:

The extracted raw materials are then used to manufacture new batteries.

This process emphasises the importance of proper sorting and handling of used batteries to ensure they are recycled efficiently and safely ultimately leading to the production of new batteries from recovered materials.





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