Executive Director James Greenberger Answers Supplemental Questions from Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works


ANSWERS BY JAMES J. GREENBERGER TO SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS FROM U.S. SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS August 19, 2019 Chairman Barrasso: 1.  Looking forward, what can we learn from the successes of lead-acid battery recycling if we were to apply a similar framework to lithium-ion batteries? Efforts to recycle lead-acid batteries, particularly those used as SLI (starter, lighting and ignition) batteries in automobiles, have been very successful.  Approximately 95-98% of automotive SLI batteries are recovered, recycled and used again in the production of new lead-acid batteries.  It is important to note, however, that there have been serious environmental problems [...]