While more than 90% of lead batteries are recycled, there is a growing emphasis on environment and safety.

NEW DELHI: Used lead batteries are not being collected in sufficient quantity to protect public health and the environment from lead hazards according to a recent report

Lithium miners are reaping the benefits of a political and industry push to get more electric vehicles on the road, with shares in some Canadian-listed miners up more than 50 percent in the past two months.

Four major producers have long dominated lithium output and demand is likely to double in the next 10 years as automakers roll out hybrid and electric cars using lithium-ion batteries.


With pressure mounting for green revolution, the four wheeler market in the country is seeing the launch of electric vehicles.

KOLKATA, 1 SEPT: At a time when the state pollution control board has taken up a drive to phase out lead, a toxic-metal, innumerable lead-battery units in the city not only continue to cough out lead aerosols dust, but also ignore the safety of labourers working in these units.

There are about 100 small or medium lead battery units operating on the stretch of APC Road from Manicktala Crossing t

Neha Sinha

The Mayapuri radiation leak seems to have galvanised both the Centre and the Delhi governments into policy action on waste management.

Electric and hybrid vehicles are gaining a foothold because they are cheap and clean. But batteries are either expensive or short-lived. Their future rests with industry

BANGALORE: Akai of Japan has launched, for the first time in India, its range of batteries, claimed to be eco-friendly because they contain no mercury or cadmium. The range includes zinc chloride, alkaline, rechargeable and ready-to-use batteries.

Chinese authorities on Monday started administering health checks on all children living near a battery factory in the south of the country and closed the plant after more than 40 children were found with lead poisoning.

Unexpected success from an experiment is changing the fortunes of Eveready