Packs are sorted by chemistry, whether they are Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH), Nickel Cadmium (NiCd), Lithium Ion or Lithium.
All remaining batteries reach the end of the conveyor and are collected as are Alkaline/Zinc Carbon Batteries fractions which are quality checked before they are prepared for shipment.
Fractions resulting from the Sorting Process are as follows:
Different battery types and chemistries take bespoke export packaging which KMK manages in line with legislation and outlet expectations.
Sorting batteries by type and by chemical composition is an essential component of the overall management of batteries at KMK.
As an island, there are restrictions legislated against the movement of unsorted or mixed batteries by sea. IMDG and ADR rules prescribe the rules which need to be adhered to for the safe and legal movement of battery waste.
The end destination for the sorted chemistries are dedicated recycling facilities in the UK and Germany. These facilities are managed to the highest environmental standards