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AAA Mid-Atlantic launches battery recycling program for Earth Day

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In celebration of Earth Day, AAA Mid-Atlantic will fund tree plantings and battery recycling programs at roadside AAA repair facilities.

AAA began recycling batteries back in 1997, and last year it recycled 1.75 million batteries nationwide.

“AAA understands the tremendous environmental impact recycling car batteries has in terms of reducing toxic waste and unnecessary production of new materials. Sixty to 80 percent of car batteries consist of hard rubber or plastic, which can be recycled. The lead and sulfuric acid can also be recycled,” said Ken Grant, manager of public and government affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic.

“AAA Mid-Atlantic is committed to doing its part in recycling used car batteries to help protect the earth, and help sustain the environment by contributing to the greening of America through the planting of trees.”

AAA employs a network of warehouses across the U.S. and Canada to recycle 100 percent of each AAA-branded battery.

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