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Processor: Lithium-ion battery troubles go beyond collection

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Close-up of a Li-ion battery.

Regulators are looking at lithium-ion battery labeling requirements, but improper collection of the batteries is just one of their recycling challenges. | Allyson Kitts/Shutterstock

California officials are considering regulating lithium-ion battery labels, but an e-scrap processor says they’re missing a bigger issue: Battery-containing electronics are increasingly expensive to process.

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Here’s the plan for cleaning up one major CRT stockpile

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About 8 million pounds of TVs are stored on pallets at the former GES site in Winchester, Ky. | Courtesy of Kentucky Division of Waste Management.

In Kentucky, a treatment additive will be mixed into millions of pounds of leaded CRT glass, allowing for relatively cheap disposal of the problematic material in a non-hazardous waste landfill.

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