Recycle for a Better World
The process involves the breaking of the used lead acid batteries into their constituent components (lead, plastic and sulphuric acid) and the recovery of each of these components into reusable materials.
Used Lead Acid Batteries are reprocessed into:
- 25kg lead ingots
- Polypropylene pellets
- Sodium sulphate crystals.
Over 98% of the battery is recovered with only a small amount of slag being disposed of currently to landfill. RMT is actively seeking alternative uses for the slag. The Plant has the capability to produce either international standard soft alloy lead or alloys specifically tailored to their client's requirements.
The lead in ingot form is either exported to their international customers via the Port of Melbourne or transported by road to domestic clients across Australia. The majority of the lead is reused in the production of new lead acid batteries.
The high quality sodium sulphate is supplied to customers manufacturing detergents in Australia. The polypropylene from the used battery casings is recycled in Adelaide.