Earth Day, April 22 – Lead Batteries Support a Sustainable Future
22 Apr 2020
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, the lead battery industry is doing its part to help address climate change and build a more sustainable future. Lead batteries play a key role in the circular economy, which includes:
• Powering the technology in start-stop vehicles to reduce emissions
• Storing renewable energy produced by wind or solar power
• Supporting EV vehicle charging stations and telecommunications connectivity
Today, nearly 100% of lead batteries in the U.S. are recycled. This represents recycling approximately 130 million lead batteries annually. The Doe Run Company’s Resource Recycling facility is one of the largest single-site lead recycling facilities in the world, making it a vital link in the modern, closed-loop recycling system.
Read more at the Essential Energy Everyday blog.
About The Doe Run Company
Based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, The Doe Run Company is a privately held natural resources company and a global provider of lead, copper and zinc concentrates. Dedicated to environmentally responsible mineral and metal production, Doe Run operates one of the world’s largest, single-site lead recycling centers, located in Boss, Missouri, and mines from one of the world’s largest lead mining districts, also in Missouri. The Doe Run Company and its subsidiaries deliver products and services necessary to provide power, protection and convenience. Doe Run has operations in Missouri, Washington and Arizona. For more information, visit www.doerun.com.