The “Pyaterochka” retail chain has installed containers to receive used batteries, KazanFirst reports. Special boxes have appeared in 27 stores of the chain, where citizens can hand over used batteries for recycling.
It is specified that collected batteries will be sent to the plant of the ‘Megapolisresurs’ group of companies for recycling. This enterprise is the leading company in Russia for the processing of accumulators, batteries, and electronic scrap. The batteries are disposed of in the factory so that 94 per cent of the materials of manganese-zinc batteries become resources that can be used in metallurgy and the production of paving slabs and bricks again.