So, here’s a confession to make. A discussion should be approached as both an observation and a guide to car battery recycling prices.
True enough, this can be a contested thing because markets usually shift and you never really know what the next set of events may arise to change what we know now. But, unless some of that magical technological shifting happens, what we know now can be analyzed. And we will do so now.
The first section, what we can call and refer to as nuts will focus on the overall of the business of recycling when it pertains to car batteries and how it affects certain aspects of economy and ecology.
The second section, bolts goes about some references to processes that can further inform the aspect of recycling not as a business, but as practiced.
So, without further ado, let us now get on the discussion with regards to car battery recycling prices—the nuts and the bolts.
Nuts for Car Batteries – It Is An In Thing Now
Businesses and entrepreneurship are ever on the rise now, and more and more and more people are getting into the habit of practicing financial success and learning all about becoming financially literate.
And, not many can blame them. In the old days of really powerful empires, it was often taught that ‘money is the root of all evil’. To some purists and philosophers, that could very well be the case even in our world, still. But, as scientists, researchers, and business people have come to argue, money (and the materials that make that money circulate) is fundamentally an energy thing.
It is often joked (or yoked! Aha!) with the term known as currency (get it? I really hope you do because the implications are really cool). This currency is what delivers the world’s pulse. Like it or hate it, we are in the flux of this pulse and we rely on it in some way or another. It certainly is damning to some who acknowledge the negativity (we can all fall into that) but liberating too given that it is energy that we ultimately need to use, and, to use wisely.
Philosophical meanderings aside, let us take to the discussion the role of car batteries as an ever-popular business. This is what most industry leaders, after all, go nuts for nowadays. A fundamental reason why this is so is that batteries are, for the price of admission, really problematic. For one thing, they have a relative duration of life than what you can get from sources of energy. That said, they are really expensive because they often can be sold in small compartments.
Ever seen a James Bond film and the kind of gadgets he uses? That is what is being talked about here. If you were asked to make an ‘exploding pen’, chances are most people would tie a pen with a piece of explosive. But what is a real problem that it creates? They are essentially just having two items (pen and explosive) joined as one. It may work, mind you. But unlike James Bond, the pen and explosive combo are not elegant and dashing like an ‘exploding pen’.
So, you want a pen that looks like a pen and when called upon to do the job of exploding, it does it on command. In short, you would want to make the device as compact and functional as possible. Such is the case with the history of the battery. They all used to take up a lot of space (some still do now) but over time, they have become handy commodities for people in different packages.
Yet, despite all the progress towards compact, mobile products, a great number of business practices still use lead-acid batteries predominantly (at $33 billion in a total of the world, if you can believe that). Lithium-ion batteries are on the rise too but mostly as a resource by which they act as a replacement to lead-acid batteries in the imminent future (currently 2nd most used at $16.6 billion world total).
But, of course, the business does not stop there. Instead of just relying on changing batteries every decade or so, companies and industry leaders make it a point to make recycling them to a business, given so man people use them up quickly.
But, this poses threats because recycling itself is a consuming piece of labor that asks the industry leaders to pay more than for what they can get in return. It is less wasteful to the environment but more costly to the company owners. This is a little bit disappointing given that especially with lead-acid batteries, the cost for improving and refining the recycling process should be a priority and not as another option for improving an otherwise well manage business protocol.
But, in so far as current information is concerned, the price of manufacturing batteries (lead-acid or lithium) far outweighs the need for recycling. The presence of recycling is there but it is a dull comparison.
The Bolts of Recycling Car Batteries
All that said, it still boils down to the individual. Given this choice, some organizations like GlobalTech Environment have made their services known in the world of recycling car batteries for a greater sum of money than what is usually offered in places like an auto-part shop or foundry. They essentially connect with large conglomerates in order to secure a consensus for the return of these car batteries for recycling.
Although it may be a far cry to the need for companies to shift the attention to more recycling and less producing, it certainly is a fresh start to invest in startups that deliver on that very message. As a responsible consumer, practices like these and of recycling should not only be focused on car recycling practices ideally but on car recycling ethics, as well. That is really the bolt or the lynchpin that ties everything together.