With recycling costs rising steadily, a lot of recycling companies have decided to stop accepting alkaline batteries. But EverLights wasn’t about to give up that easily. Instead, we went out and found a new, state-of-the-art process that will save money and guarantee that 100 percent of materials are recycled.
Now you’re probably wondering why this process is so great, right?
Every alkaline battery we receive is placed in a machine that splits it into three separate commodities. The batteries are broken down into 60 to 70 percent zinc and manganese concentrate, 10 to 20 percent steel and 10-20 percent paper and plastic (percentages vary based on how much of each material is in each battery).
The materials that are produced are then sent to manufacturers across the United States to be recycled into new products, including new alkaline batteries.
We know we spend a lot of time on this blog preaching about the importance of recycling and suggesting best practices for recycling certain materials. But we recently came to a realization. What good is it asking you to recycle if we can’t prove to you that your materials are handled with care?
As a company that takes pride in our recycling practices, we feel very confident letting our customers and readers know exactly where the materials we accept end up. We’re incredibly excited about this and want to make sure everyone knows how it works.
EverLights is proud to offer the best battery recycling process possible. If you want to learn more about how things work, or want to start recycling your batteries the right way, please give us a call at (877) 934-9873