Battery Pollution joins the Global Partnership On Marine Litter
Battery recycling & recycling technology company Battery Pollution joins the GPML - reinforcing its commitment to removing corroding battery waste from oceans and waterways
SYDNEY - April 26, 2022 - PRLog -- Battery recycling and battery recycling technology startup Battery Pollution today announced that it had joined the Global Partnership on Marine Litter.
Corroding batteries leak toxic chemicals into our lakes, river systems and oceans. Chemicals in landfills can form what are often called "soups" which are solutions at the base of the landfill loaded with toxic chemicals and materials. The damage to our planet is simply catastrophic"
The issue goes beyond toxic solutions entering waterways. The Guardian reported on 6 March 2022 instances of octopuses using waste batteries to lay eggs within and as such raising the potential of those eggs being exposed to heavy metals and harmful chemicals.
Battery Pollution is an Australian startup with Asia wide aspirations. Battery Pollution is focussed on both the responsible recycling of spent batteries and the development of technologies to optimise recycling in the near future. A key area of concern is the pollution that spent batteries represent in water systems and oceans.
The Global Partnership On Marine Litter is a highly complimentary United Nations Environmental Programme that focusses on the prevention and reduction of pollution in our oceans.
"The goals and objectives of the GPML parallel many of those of Battery Pollution. As such membership to such an influential collaborative will allow Battery Pollution to both learn from and contribute to a leading global environmentally minded community" Nicholas Assef Concluded.
More on the Global Partnership On Marine Litter can be learned at www.gpmarinelitter.org .