With millions of batteries currently going into landfills, or being eliminated through incineration, there is a real need for a more effective, less environmentally harmful method of recycling dry cell batteries. The DCBR-50K system from Marlie Inc. has an extremely small carbon footprint, and will recycle alkaline, nickel metal hydride and lithium-ion batteries, recovers 93% of all battery components and sorts them for reuse. The recovered MicroNutrients (zinc / manganese and potassium) are used by the agricultural industry in fertilizers; the steel is reused in the manufacture of new products such as cars and trucks. This patented, environmentally-friendly Marlie process will eliminate the need to landfill or incinerate dry cell batteries, and will do so for literally pennies a pound.
Although they are quite small, batteries have a large environmental footprint. Over 95% of the batteries sold in Canada in 2014 were non-rechargeable batteries; the remaining 5% (36 million units) were rechargeable batteries (including automotive lead acid batteries). Sales of primary non-rechargeable batteries are expected to increase to 745 million units (weighing an estimated 19,122 tonnes) by 2017. Not surprisingly, these devices can leave a big carbon footprint.
A carbon footprint is a measure of the impact our activities have on the environment, and in particular climate change. It relates to the amount of greenhouse gases produced in our day-to-day lives through burning fossil fuels for electricity, heating and transportation etc. The carbon footprint is a measurement of all greenhouse gases we individually produce and has units of tonnes (or kg) of carbon dioxide equivalent.
If environmental degradation continues and carbon footprints are not reduced in size, there will be serious consequences, including:
We want to provide the best possible services for our customers while doing our part to protect the environment. View our gallery to learn more about our effective process, and find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. Call Marlie Inc. today to start recycling.