News | October 25, 2022

The Lead Battery Recycling Industry Collaborates and Shares Best Practices

Recycling best practices and collaboration

ABR’s Fall 2022 Meeting Focused on Best Practices

We enjoyed a great turnout of member companies at our 2022 Fall Meeting. Attendees were excited to come together to share learnings, collaborate on solutions and stay up to date on lead battery recycling developments. In addition to attending top-notch presentations from leaders in the industry, members took advantage of their time outside the meetings to maintain and build relationships with their peers. The community of lead battery recyclers in North America is relatively small, making it even more important for us to gather in person and share best practices.

Innovations and Welcome to a New Member

Meeting in person twice a year gives ABR members a chance to learn from each other and create a collective momentum toward moving the industry forward. We always have exciting, thought-provoking presentations, and this fall’s meeting was no exception. This meeting featured presentations on innovations in the recycling process to continuously advance operations, highlights and an overview of ABR’s new member Grupo Moura, EHS updates, risk management considerations, compliance testing considerations, and an update on scientific research.

Welcome to Grupo Moura

As a new member to ABR, Grupo Moura provided an overview of their business, recycling technology and facilities. Director de Metals e Sustainability Flávio Bruno and Project Manager Emydio Clemente provided attendees an in-depth view into their organization. Founded 65 years ago, Grupo Moura is now the largest battery manufacturer and recycler in South America. Their strong focus on environmental and social responsibility manifests itself in their energy-efficient methods, reduced water consumption, and investments in sustainability. Also shared was an overview of their new recycling plant underway in Brazil. ABR looks forward to collaborating and sharing best practices with Grupo Moura to empower responsible recycling in South America.

Investing in the Future of Our Industry

“Coming together to move toward our common goal of continuous improvement, ABR’s Fall Meeting was an excellent opportunity for our members to learn from each other,” said ABR President Rick Leiby.

“We are committed to empowering responsible recycling in North America and beyond – we were excited to learn more about one of our South American partners at this meeting. By sharing best practices and ideas for improving operations across continents, we will make an even greater positive impact.”