In relation to a given energy need the use of high-technology rechargeable batteries for storing and supplying electrical energy is very often recognised as the best option for protecting our environment.
Contrary to popular misconceptions, certain technologies implemented by ARTS Energy can be considered “green”: Ni-MH contains no heavy metals and can be 80% recycled.
Within this environmental perspective, ARTS Energy is dedicated to producing less waste by developing its own energy storage solutions and technologies, which combine to reduce its environmental footprint and its waste.
Thanks to recent improvements in the lifespan of our solutions, the amount of energy stored during the whole life of a battery is ever larger, thereby reducing the environmental impact of our waste. This fact moreover complements the benefits of manufacturing our products in the ISO 14001-certified factory in Nersac.
For example, a single ARTS Energy 10Ah Nickel Metal Hydride VHT cell weighing 200 g will have stored and supplied 30,000 Wh during its whole life; this is equivalent to the energy provided by 6000 LR6 alkaline batteries corresponding to 140 kg of raw material waste.
As a rechargeable battery manufacturer, ARTS Energy ensures that it transfers all its unconverted production waste to major partner players in European recycling.
ARTS Energy recycles and reprocesses more than 90% of the waste inherent to manufacturing its products.
ARTS Energy also ensures the transfer and processing of rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries at the end of their life from the moment they are delivered to the Nersac factory by its customers.
Our recycling partners in France and Germany are specialised in processing and recycling nickel and Li-ion batteries. They exceed the minimum recyclability levels required by European Directive 2006/66/CE.
Ni-MH (Nickel Metal Hydride) technology has the highest recyclability level (over 80%). Recyclers then sell the different nickel-, iron- and cobalt-based alloys.
Using waste products of Ni-Cd (Nickel Cadmium) technology, recyclers produce new base material, which is then used directly in our new products, as well as different nickel-based alloys. The recycling rate is quoted as more than 75%. Final environmental emissions are at least 10 times below the normative and legal limits.
Using batteries implementing Li-ion (Lithium-ion) technology, the industry continues to progress: the level of recyclability varies depending on the electrochemistry, but invariably exceeds 50%.
With regard to the major export market, ARTS Energy is in contact with many companies capable of recycling Ni-Cd, Ni-MH and Li-ion cells and batteries in more than 20 countries.
We offer a partnership to all our customers in order to assist them in setting up recycling networks in their own countries in compliance with local and international regulations.
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