Publication

Environmentally Sound Management of Spent Lead-acid Batteries in North America

Technical Guidelines

February 15, 2016 92 pages

Environmentally Sound Management of Spent Lead-acid Batteries in North America

Technical Guidelines

February 15, 2016 92 pages

Description

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Given the ongoing and shared interest among Canada, Mexico and the United States to foster environmentally sound management (ESM) in the recycling of spent lead-acid batteries (SLABs), in 2014 the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) of North America began the development of technical guidelines on ESM practices for secondary lead smelters and other facilities that process SLABs.

As part of the guideline development process, the CEC Secretariat solicited feedback from SLAB recyclers and other potential stakeholder groups and technical experts in all three countries that could provide useful input on various aspects of ESM practices and technologies for SLAB recycling. To achieve this, a consultation workshop was held in Mexico City in October 2014. Over 100 participants attended, including leading experts in industry, government, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) of Canada, Mexico and the United States.

Additional Information

Document Type: Project publication
Theme: Enforcement, Green Economy