Crain News Service report
FLORENCE, S.C. (May 8, 2013) — The American Academy of Environmental Engineers has honored a battery recycling facility owned by Johnson Controls Inc., a global automotive battery producer and recycler, for its onsite wastewater treatment facility.
The facility, which opened in Florence in September 2012, is the company's first battery recycling plant in the U.S. Water is collected from the recycling center and reused to supply the plant's process water needs. Approximately 7 million gallons of water have been reused since the facility's opening, the company said.
The facility was awarded the grand prize in Industrial Treatment and the W. Wesley Eckenfelder Jr. Industrial Waste Management Medal, the company reported.
This report appeared in Waste & Recycling News, a Detroit-based sister publication of Tire Business.