EBT Provides The Solution For Battery Recycling


In addition to being the country’s largest battery distributor and the company behind the Lucas and Numax brands, ECOBAT Battery Technologies (EBT) champions the recycling of waste batteries as part of its complete battery solutions mantra.


These days, waste disposal and environmental concerns are quite rightly much more in the public eye and it is a central pillar of EBT’s customer service package to include a reliable waste management policy that ensures that all the environmental and legislative responsibilities concerned with spent batteries are taken seriously and fulfilled completely.


As a member of the wider ECOBAT Technologies group, EBT is able to state that its ‘closed-loop’ waste management policy ensures that more than 99% of each battery it collects is recycled.


This amazing statistic is only possible because within the group there are companies that specialise in all the processes that are necessary to enable automotive, commercial vehicle and related batteries to be recycled fully and responsibly. So, in addition to EBT, whose primary function is to distribute and sell new batteries, there is scrap collection company G&P, which dismantles, separates and processes the elements that make up each battery.


The processed elements are then resupplied into a number of industries as important core products. These include the sulphuric acid in the battery’s electrolyte, the battery cases and of course the lead, which is processed through ECOBAT’s own lead smelting facilities, to be supplied as lead strip, wire or shot and also as lead ingots to many of the world’s battery manufacturers, so completing the ‘loop’.


EBT believes it provides a scrap battery-recycling scheme that is the benchmark for the industry and can even help its customers deal with the time-consuming and confusing administration process by completing the Environment Agency scrap registration form and ensuring that it is then updated annually. It therefore provides a complete service that not only takes the worry out of battery waste, but can also turn that waste into extra profits, which can be ploughed back into the business.