Lead Acid Batteries (LAB)

Used Lead Acid Batteries ( LAB ) are considered as hazardous waste due to the lead and acid content. According to the 2014 study it is estimated that Oman generates around 14,000 tonnes of LAB annually and this causes an environmental impact due to the wrong and illegal practices by the unskilled labors and LAB value get exported abroad. As of be’'ah's role to manage all waste streams in the country and its mission is to reduce the environmental impact and creates in country value. be'’ah has signed an agreement with a local LAB treatment facility (Arab Lead Company) in 2017 to supply the generated and collected LAB and get recycled in an environmentally-friendly manner.


Used Lead Acid Batteries ( LAB ) are considered as hazardous waste due to the lead and acid content. According to the 2014 study it is estimated that Oman generates around 14,000 tonnes of LAB annually and this causes an environmental impact due to the wrong and illegal practices by the unskilled labors and LAB value get exported abroad. As of be’'ah's role to manage all waste streams in the country and its mission is to reduce the environmental impact and creates in country value. be'’ah has signed an agreement with a local LAB treatment facility (Arab Lead Company) in 2017 to supply the generated and collected LAB and get recycled in an environmentally-friendly manner and sell the end product to fulfill the local demands. ALC has a capacity to recycle 6,000 tonnes per year and be’'ah aims to enhance  the recycling capacity locally by signing with other treatment facilities and allows export the remaining abroad. Although be’'ah has formed a LAB committee with relevant stakeholders to enhance the  regulations, control the border, overcome the market challenges and eliminate the illegal practices. Additionally, be'’ah has successfully signed with more than 14 main generators to supply all their LAB generated to be’ah and transfer them to the approved treatment facility. Moreover, as part of be'’ah values to enhance the SME’s in the waste management services in Oman, be'’ah has signed with 5 SME’s for LAB collection activities and support them with required opportunities. be'’ah is still working on expanding the LAB generation agreements and collection opportunities and in communication with many authorities and companies in this regard.
 


Sep 14, 2020