Battery giant Johnson Controls is backing a US-led campaign in pledging to recover up to two million vehicle batteries.
The lead-acid firm is among those who have signed up to the ‘2 Million Battery Challenge’— led by the Responsible Battery Coalition (RBC), comprising battery and automotive companies, academics and NGOs.
The RBC launched the campaign this month, backed by the Auto Caucus of the US Senate, to encourage consumers to hand in used vehicle batteries and take the recycling rate to 100%.
Pat Hayes, executive director of the RBC, said: “The latest automotive industry research shows that 12% of consumers still have a dead or unusable vehicle battery at home in a garage or old vehicle and not in the closed recycling loop.”
In addition to Johnson Controls, RBC members include Ford Motor, Canadian Energy and Switzerland-based LafargeHolcim.