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U.S. Adults Recognize Need to Recycle Car Batteries More Than Any Other Kind of E-Waste

90% of U.S. Adults Want Car Batteries Recycled in U.S.

Miami, FL, October 20, 2011—In conjunction with the opening of the Society of Environmental Journalists’ Annual Conference in Miami, Florida, SLAB Watchdog released the results of its first national survey on the recycling habits and beliefs of U.S. adults.

The survey, which was conducted online on its behalf by Harris Interactive from October 10-12, 2011, surveyed 2,050 U.S. adults on their views and opinions on the recycling of car batteries and other electronic waste in the form of cell phones, televisions, and computers.

The survey showed that by a margin of three to one, American adults recognize the need to recycle a car battery more than any other form of e-waste. The survey also showed overwhelming strength for the idea that car batteries purchased for use in government vehicles with taxpayer money should be recycled domestically instead of sent to foreign recyclers. Some survey highlights: ·

Ninety-five percent believe recycling car batteries is an important way to protect the environment from potentially hazardous materials like lead and battery acid. ·

Eighty two percent agree the car battery recycling industry provides good jobs for American workers. · Ninety percent believe it makes more sense to recycle batteries domestically where stricter regulations better protect workers and the environment. ·

Ninety-three percent of U.S. adults believe car batteries purchased for use in government vehicles with taxpayer money should be recycled domestically instead of sent to foreign recyclers.

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