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Study shows 99% of used lead-based vehicle batteries in the EU are collected and recycled

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The study was commissioned by EUROBAT, representing Europe’s automotive battery industry; the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA); the automobile manufacturers’ associations of Japan (JAMA) and South Korea (KAMA); and the International Lead Association (ILA). Once the lead-based batteries arrive at a smelter for recycling, in general the battery is broken down into component parts.

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Japanese carmakers still ‘most sustainable’

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A focus on tailpipe CO2 emissions has distracted away from the impact of car production, suggests Professor Frank Figge who co-authored the ‘Sustainable Value in Automobile Manufacturing’ study. However the finding also suggest that the economic downturn may have played its part in poor performance in the US, as car giant, General Motors’ poor financial performance is accompanied by the worst sustainability performance recorded.

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