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'Breakthrough' in battery recycling

A battery partly made out of recycled batteries has been developed by consumer goods company Energizer.

The Energizer EcoAdvanced AA and AAA batteries contain 4% recycled batteries. The company said the batteries are their highest performing range, even against other alkaline batteries that do not contain recycled material.

Energizer claims this is the first battery with recycled content in the world, and said it had created an end-market for the material, which previously had little use or economic value. By 2025 the company aims to increase the amount of recycled battery material to 40%.

Energizer scientists created EcoAdvanced using a “breakthrough technology” that refines and transforms recycled battery material to create a high-performance active ingredient. This is used in conjunction with energy rings, resulting in a long-lasting battery.

The product can hold up to 12 years in storage.

An Energizer statement said: “We are working with partners like Redux Recycling in Europe and Retriev Technologies in North America to improve and expand processing capacity, which is the bottleneck today – not battery collection – to achieving our vision of increasing the amount of recycled battery material 10-fold to 40%.”

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