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China Government Stimulates Standardization of Scrap Lead-Acid Battery Recycling
Aug 17,2016 17:29CST
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Chinese government is active in stimulating standardization of scrap lead-acid battery recycling with no efficient, standard and uniform recycling system in domestic market.

SHANGHAI, Aug.17 (SMM) – Chinese government is active in stimulating standardization of scrap lead-acid battery recycling with no efficient, standard and uniform recycling system in domestic market, SMM understands.

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About 3.3-3.5 million units of scrap lead-acid batteries are produced per year in China but recycle of scrap batteries is mainly driven by benefits instead of technical specifications. This leads to recycling rate in China as low as 30% per year.

In recent years, Chinese government introduces many laws and regulations to accelerate standardization of scrap lead-acid battery recycling.

China’s Environmental Protection Department released the Scrap Battery Pollution Control Technology Policy (draft for comments) on February 16, 2016. The draft encourages to storage batteries by type and avoid mix of scrap batteries and household garbage. The draft advises that lead-acid battery producers should perform extended producer responsibility.

The Ministry of Industry And Information announced the first batch of trial industry for the extended producer responsibility system on April 15, 2016.

China’s Environmental Protection Department revised and released the National Hazardous Waste Inventory on June 14, 2016, which takes effect since May 18, 2016.

The scrap lead-acid battery recycling pilot scheme seminar was held in Shandong’s Jinan on August 14, 2016.

SMM will hold the Sixth Secondary Lead & Lead-Acid Battery Summit in Anhui on September 8, 2016. The summit will discuss how to stimulate green recycle of scrap lead-acid batteries. 

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