Hellenic Fuel and Lubricants (HFL) has turned a selected number of EKO and BP service stations around Greece into “Green Spots”, where spent lead acid automotive batteries can be collected in an environmentally responsible manner in order to be recycled.
Through this initiative, for the first time in Greece, anyone has the opportunity to recycle his vehicle’s battery in a proper and environmentally responsible way. Given that 95% of lead acid batteries’ components are recyclable, this initiative results in multiple environmental benefits. Specifically, the battery’s dangerous, highly corrosive electrolyte and toxic lead materials are recovered after recycling and hence their life cycle is extended as raw materials in new products.
Otherwise, improper battery disposal would pollute the air and contaminate the soil and water resources posing serious threat to the environment and to human health. This important initiative contributes to the achievement of UN’s Sustainable Development Goals 6 and 12 on clean water and responsible production and consumption respectively.