Plastic petals recycled from battery cases and covers are used to manufacture new cases and covers.
Lead ingots recycled from battery grids, other battery parts (i.e. posts and terminals), and lead oxide are used to manufacture lead for new grids, parts, and lead oxide.
Sodium Sulfate crystals separated from used electrolyte (diluted sulfuric acid) is recycled and old for use in textiles, glass and detergent manufacturing.
At some recyclers, used electrolyte is reclaimed and reused in manufacturing new batteries. At others, it is neutralised and managed according to federal and state water permits.