Recyclability of Lead Batteries Topic of D.C. Sustainability Summit
19 Aug 2019
ST. LOUIS (Aug. 19, 2019) – Leaders from the lead battery manufacturing and recycling industry shared the circular economy success with those attending the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s 5th Annual Sustainability and Circular Economy Summit on Aug. 15-16, 2019.
The closed-loop infrastructure for lead battery recycling results in a 99.3% recycling rate, use of 80% recycled materials, and “Most Recycled Consumer Product” recognition by the EPA.
At the event, Dr. Carole Mars, Director of Technical Development and Innovation for The Sustainability Consortium (TSC), spoke on making the lead battery industry a circular economy model for other sectors.
“Lead batteries close the loop more effectively than any other product in the consumer goods space,” Mars said. “We’d like to leverage the lessons of this industry to help others reach the same type of performance for their end-of-life products.” TSC’s mission is to help make consumer products worldwide more sustainable.
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.