Observations and general considerations

The recycling chain for acid batteries in Ghana

This report provides basic information on sources, management paths and downstream markets of used lead-acid batteries in Ghana. The majority of information contained in this document was derived during various field studies on the lead-acid battery recycling chain in Ghana. Although the situation in Ghana cannot be extrapolated to other African countries, it seems plausible that some of the characteristics may be found also in other countries with comparable socio-economic situations. The document is intended to support field investigations in developing countries and emerging economies by sharing core findings from Ghana as well as some general considerations on lead-acid battery recycling.