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RECYCLING LEAD SCRAP

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Sustenance of Environment

It is believed that Lead has been in use for at least 5,000 years and that, it is one of the most effectively & carefully recycled material in the world and today more lead is produced than is mined. According to Lead recycling industry, lead recycling saves energy and reduces carbon emissions. Lead has the highest rate of recycling of all metals. One of the main properties of Lead is that it is anti-corrosion and also lead scrap is available for recycling decades or even centuries after it is produced. Today, recycling of lead scrap contributes to the total world production of 7.62 million tons.

The major source of lead scrap for recycling throughout the world is lead acid batteries. The statistics according to http://www.pagrik.com/lead-recycling.html reports that, scrapped lead acid batteries and the associated manufacturing plant scrap represent over 90% of the contained lead available for recycling. Used automobile batteries represent about 85% of the lead acid battery scrap materials. Other lead recycled scrap materials are sheaths from telephone and power cable, lead pipe and sheet, weights (particularly automobile and truck wheel weights), anodes, printing metals, dross’s, residues, sludge’s, and dusts.

According to Rick LeBlanc who is a recycling expert explains that, the ancient Romans, produced it as a byproduct of smelting silver, utilized it for water pipes and other products. Today, the major use of lead is for lead-batteries, which accounts for about 80% of consumption.

This mineral is malleable, anti-corrosive and also dense which makes it excellent for protection against radiation. Lead is very important to people working in hospitals, dental surgeries, laboratories and nuclear installations.

Benefits of Recycling Lead:

More Cost-Effective:  Recycled lead is cheaper to produce than virgin lead. Recycled lead takes less than 25% of the energy required to produce lead from ore extraction.

Conserves Resources:  Recycling of lead has a smaller carbon footprint than mining, conserves ore reserves, and reduces the amount of waste associated with primary extraction

Benefits Human Health:  A high recycling rate means that there is less opportunity for lead to end up in the waste stream where it requires would pose a health risk to people

A careful preservation and protection and management of our natural resources will help sustain our environment for future generations. It is great to know that; More than 98 percent of all battery Lead and plastic is recycled, making the Lead-Acid Battery the recycled Leader of all consumer products.

 

Category : Lead

Tags : Lead Scrap, Lead Scrap Recycling, Lead Battery Scr


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