Waste: used alkaline and zinc-carbon batteries
Origin: consumers (collected by the eco-organizations)
Eco’Ring has developed a recycling process particularly innovative, namely in partnership with the foundry FIDAY since 2013. This method involves the direct loading of batteries into the smelt furnace, which thereby enables the savings of new raw materials.
Through this process, batteries are converted into end products with a high performing metal recovery rate. Among these metals, the intakes of ferromanganese are totally substituted within grey cast iron foundries with lamellar graphite.
- Ore substitute
NB: this recycling process is currently being deployed, also with the support of the ADEME and COREPILE in France. A geographic expansion is programmed in Europe and internationally from 2016.