Survey shows adults see need for car battery
In conjunction with the opening of the Society
of Environmental Journalists’ Annual Conference in Miami, Florida,
SLAB Watchdog released the results of its first national survey
on the recycling habits and beliefs of adults in the United States.
They surveyed 2,050 adults on their views and opinions on the
recycling of car batteries and other electronic waste.
The survey showed that by a margin of three to one, American
adults recognize the need to recycle a car battery more than
any other form of e-waste. The survey also showed overwhelming
strength for the idea that car batteries purchased for use in
government vehicles with taxpayer money should be recycled domestically.
Some survey highlights include:
- Ninety-five percent believe recycling car batteries is
an important way to protect the environment from potentially
hazardous materials like lead and battery acid.
- Eighty-two percent agree the car battery recycling industry
provides good jobs for American workers.
- Ninety percent believe it makes more sense to recycle batteries
domestically where stricter regulations better protect workers
and the environment.