Battery Recycling in Canada 2009 Update - Executive Summary
A previous Environment Canada study - Canadian Consumer Battery Baseline Study (February, 2007) - was developed by RIS International Ltd. The study used 2004 as a baseline year, and made projections to 2010.
Environment Canada and Natural Resources Canada contracted Kelleher Environmental in January, 2008 to update the previous study and forecast quantities of batteries sold, recycled and disposed to year 2015, using 2007 as a baseline year; address automotive lead acid batteries (LABs); describe the infrastructure for processing batteries in Canada (including capacity and costs); and estimate the greenhouse gas (GHG) impacts of different recycling scenarios. A technical review and targeted consultation process was held with key stakeholders and industry contacts. The final report incorporates feedback and comments received through the technical review process.
The types and chemistries of batteries that were addressed in this project include:
- Zinc carbon (ZnC)
- Alkaline (ZnMnO2)
- Lithium primary
- Zinc air button cell (ZnO2)
- Silver oxide button cell (ZnAgO2)
- Nickel cadmium (NiCd)
- Nickel metal hydride (NiMH)
- Lithium ion (Li-ion)
- Lithium polymer (Li-poly)
- Small sealed lead acid (SSLA)
- Vehicular lead acid (automobiles, motorcycles, commercial vehicles)
The full report is available by request. To receive a PDF copy of the report via email (2 megabytes), please send an email to email@example.com with the subject line "Battery Study 2009".
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