The Republic of Azerbaijan is reportedly set to build a lead-acid battery recycling plant on the campus of the country’s National Academy of Sciences.
The plant, to be built in the Academy’s Hi Tech Park in Baku, on the Caspian Sea coast, is needed to tackle the “urgent” problem of waste batteries disposal, the regional Trend News Agency reported.
According to the agency, the Park has estimated more than one million lead batteries— amounting to around 12,000 tons— are thrown away in Azerbzaijan every year.
However, a Park source told the agency low prices were currently seen as one of the disadvantages to collecting and recycling batteries.
The recycling operation is expected to recover more than 8,400 tons of lead, calcium, and tin annually, together with more than 6,000 tons of polyethylene and polypropylene, as well as about 1,800 tons of alkali.