Did you know the lead in your great-grandfather’s car battery could still start a car today? Lead from car batteries is ever-reusable and ever-recyclable, and Interstate Batteries is making strides toward ensuring no lead goes to waste.
For the second time in three years, Interstate Batteries has recycled more than a billion pounds of scrap lead-acid batteries. Since 2016, Interstate has recycled 3.08 billion pounds of lead – that means it has kept more than 77 million car batteries out of landfills.
Interstate has been able to recycle this impressive number thanks to its recycling team and its large network of battery distributors throughout North America. Using this system, Interstate distributors are able to pick up spent batteries from dealers, giving customers, dealers and the public peace of mind that every battery is safely recycled rather than sitting in a garage or landfill for years to come.
“Effectively, the battery manufacturing, distribution and recycling industry is a circular economy,” said Tod Lyons, Interstate Batteries’ sustainability program manager. “It’s a closed loop using the same material, the same element on the periodic table, over and over for more than 70 years. We are proud to have reached this billion-pound milestone not once, but twice and will continue to do our part to make our industry and the planet greener.”