Test Your Knowledge of Battery Recycling

1. Approximately what percent of discarded lead-acid batteries is being collected and recycled in the United States? a) 10 b) 25 c) 40 d) 80 e) none of the above

2. Unreclaimed lead-automotive batteries contribute approximately what percent of the lead found in municipal solid waste? a) 65 b) 5 c) 80 d) 20 e) none of the above

3. Most batteries collected through household battery collection programs are disposed of in hazardous waste landfills. a) true b) false

4. How many U.S. recycling facilities can reclaim all types of household batteries? a) 33 b) 15 c) 0 d) 5 Answers on page 37

Answers 1. d 2. a 3. a, True. 4. c

Source: The McGraw-Hill Recycling Handbook, Second Edition