Recycling alkaline batteries is an important process that protects our planet and its inhabitants. Alkaline battery recycling services do thorough work to make sure that hazardous chemicals from batteries are disposed of safely. This video explains how alkaline batteries are recycled.
The first step is to get the alkaline batteries to a sorting station. There are different types of batteries, including lead-acid batteries, that cannot be recycled through the same process. The diligent workers at the sorting station make sure that alkaline, and only alkaline, batteries make it on to the next part of the process.
The next step is to pulverize the batteries. The batteries are sent through a hammer mill and smashed over a mesh screen. The mesh screen filters out manganese and zinc powders that will be used to create more alkaline batteries.
Any remaining manganese and zinc will be separated by an eddy current. The particles from the battery are placed on a vibrating screen with magnets to attract useless particles to one side and the manganese and zinc to the other.
After all of the manganese and zinc are extracted, they are sent to another facility to be blended together into a substance for new batteries. For more information, check out the video above.