Sunday, February 20, 2011

Did You Know Most U.S. Car Batteries are Recycled?

Did you know most U.S. car batteries are recycled?

We were at a friend's house the other day. They wanted to show us their new TV. So we watched part of a program called How Do They Do It? On this segment I learned that 90% of U.S. car batteries are recycled. Which is a good thing, since I think they said that more lead is derived from these recycled batteries than is taken from lead mines.


Montucky said...

Fairly recently, prices for recycled metals have gone way up. It used to be that the trash center would take old batteries more as a favor than anything else. They are now worth money. We had a collection of aluminum cans also that we had saved for years. We found with a coupon promotion, that they are now worth $.65 a pound. My how things change!

silken said...

I remember picking up aluminum cans.