The rapid expansion of the global battery market calls for a new approach to end-of-life battery management. In the past, most alkaline and zinc-carbon batteries were simply buried in landfills or incinerated. However today we have more environmentally-friendly options for recovering valuable raw materials and keeping harmful heavy metals out of our ecosystems.
Recupyl has developed and patented a recycling process that complies with the most stringent recycling regulations and is proven to deliver high recovery rates. During the first process phase, batteries are crushed to recover steel, paper, and plastic, and then the Zn-Mn powder undergoes hydrometallurgical treatment to recover valuable metals.