Best at lead recovery
Bergsöe in Landskrona is the Nordic region's only secondary smelter for lead and one of Europe's biggest recyclers of used lead-acid batteries. Every year, lead is recovered from 4 million dead car batteries and at least 70 per cent of the lead produce is sold to the battery industry in Europe where it is used again. Because lead is a finite resource but fully recyclable, Bergsöe is an important link in this crucial metal's cycle.
As is the case at all of Boliden's plants, Bergsöe seeks to minimize its environmental impact and to use all resources as efficiently as possible. Good examples of this are the new plastic separation plant that came on stream in 2019, and our provision of surplus heat from production to Landskrona municipality's district heating system, which covers the annual heating needs of around 2,000 homes.
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