From batteries to silver and fertilizer

From time to time, I like to bring you the story of a small company or outfit that is working in renewable energies or the environment in simple ways. The reason is to prove the point that it is not a question of large companies and budgets. Innovation can come from anywhere and may be done with relatively modest means.

Terra Viva, the channel for Environment from Euronews, features the story of two Spanish businessmen that have a small operation recycling shutterstock_2032366.jpgbutton batteries to extract their silver (used again in jewelry) and other elements that are turned into fertilizer.  They have received offers for their technology from other companies abroad (China, France and Belgium). 

 To watch the video, click here

Introduction to the video from Terra Viva:

“In the small Andalusian town of Montilla, a few kilometers from Cordoba, two men are pioneering a revolutionary system of recycling. Their company has become the first in Europe capable of recycling the tiny button batteries we use in our watches, cameras and computers. “Luque de Reciclajes” reclaims the batteries’ components in a completely safe manner and makes money from the process”.

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