DID you know that almost 99 percent of the used lead-acid batteries (ULABs) that are thrown away can now be recycled completely here in the country? This process, known as "urban mining," involves recycling all of the battery's fundamental components once it has reached the end of its useful life in a vehicle. In addition, the second-hand lead sources utilized require 40-percent less energy than new primary lead sources.

According to Alexander Osias, marketing head of Oriental and Motolite Marketing Corp. (OMMC), recycling batteries properly helps the environment through proper disposal of waste materials.

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