Are Batteries Harmful for the Environment?

Are Batteries Harmful for the Environment?

Are batteries harmful for the environment? To which extent it can be recycled?

Batteries are consisted of lead, sulfuric acid solution and polypropylene box. For this reason, when batteries become unusable, they are risky and hazardous waste for the environment. However, an effective recycling system makes it possible to recover the polypropylene box and lead components of the batteries. Although it is also possible to recover sulfuric acid, it is mostly preferred to neutralize it.