Toyota Battery Recycling Effort 7 Years Old

The battery’s copper, bronze and plastic wires are recycled locally while circuit boards and battery elements are exported for recycling.

Published: 28-Jan-2009

FEAR not the implications of worn out toxic hybrid car batteries because Toyota has had a recycling process for the battery packs of its hybrid-technology vehicles for more than seven years.

The process was put in place ahead of the Australian launch of the world’s first mass-produced hybrid, the petrol-electric Toyota Prius, in 2001.

Toyota Australia’s David Buttner said Toyota distributors around the world ensured a battery recycling system was established at the time of launching hybrid vehicles in each market.

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