There are not so many systems you can find on the net that are focusing on recycling specifically cell phone batteries. On top of that, most if not all are based on one principle: batteries must be melt down in order to start the recuperation process.
This system, invented by Farouk Tedjar and Jean-Claude Foudraz from France, does not need to melt down batteries at all. The recycling process is done at normal temperature. The company, started in 19 years ago. There are 24 employees in France, about 50 around the world. Sales in 2009 were around 1 million euros in 2009; today it is around 4 millions euros.
As often it is not a brand “new” news, but this cell batteries recycling process is a fantastic solution for our little Planet! Nearly 20 years in the making, what a shame!
Roger Pilon, Editor
The Planet Fixer Digest
- There are millions and millions of cell batteries around the world
- There will be more and more batteries as cells worldwide are selling like crazy
- Recycling in certain countries is not even an option any more, it is mandantory
- Recycling is the way to go, not only because it is good for our Planet Earth but also because there is money to be made
- Find a low profile recycling process that have a low or a lower carbon footprint
- No melting of the cell batteries…if possible
- Process with no melting down of the batteries
- Limited CO2 emissions
- Low energy consumption
- Reduced environmental impact
- High recycling rates