All batteries are recycled in Australia in a 4 step process
The batteries are sorted and separated into their various grades using a fully automated sorting plant the only one of its kind in Australia eliminating all risks of contamination and fires.
They are milled, separating out the steel casings and plastics leaving a non-ferrous rich black sand.
They are then processed to recover the metals.
The separated steel is then further bailed and used in the manufacture of steel-based products. Depending on quality/type, the plastics can be granulated further and sent to local plastic recyclers. The black sand, depending on battery types and composition will be rich in Copper, Cobalt and other Non-Ferrous metals and is sent for further downstream separation.