Discarded lead acid batteries used mostly in automobiles, waiting destruction. Photo: Shutterstock Discarded lead acid batteries used mostly in automobiles, waiting destruction. Photo: Shutterstock
Discarded lead acid batteries used mostly in automobiles, waiting destruction. Photo: Shutterstock

Hong Kong’s recycling of lead acid batteries is failing, as scrap traders and illegal exports get the better of fully automated plant

  • Hong Kong Battery Recycling Centre has the capacity to process 41,600 tonnes of waste lead acid batteries annually
  • The city’s sole commercial recycling plant for batteries is capable of recollecting 80 per cent of the materials

Topic |   Recycling and waste reduction
Discarded lead acid batteries used mostly in automobiles, waiting destruction. Photo: Shutterstock Discarded lead acid batteries used mostly in automobiles, waiting destruction. Photo: Shutterstock
Discarded lead acid batteries used mostly in automobiles, waiting destruction. Photo: Shutterstock
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