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Batteries and Accumulators

Batteries and accumulators are not necessarily hazardous as they are.However their content can have an impact on the environment. Therefore, the enterprise must be careful to ensure the security of the storage area before disposal. In a PC, the coin cell is often composed of a lithium anode.If some of the lithium is exposed, it may react with oxygen or moisture,generating heat and possibly hydrogen gas. A fire can occur during the shredding operation.

A lithium coin cell can be recovered, after it has been fully discharged to eliminate potential reactivity, by shredding and gravity separation. The entrepreneur is therefore advised to resell these batteries to industries that possess the equipment and technologies necessary to recover them. However, some batteries do not have any value and the entrepreneur is responsible for having them recycled by a specialised industry.