AAA Mid-Atlantic Celebrates Earth Day with Green Efforts
Auto Club recycles thousands of batteries and plants thousands of trees
Hamilton, NJ, April 22, 2019 – A dead car battery can bring the blues, but in honor of Earth Day AAA roadside assistance and AAA Car Care Centers will help motorists see green with the auto club’s annual battery recycling and tree planting efforts.
Batteries and Trees
As part of AAA’s annual Earth Day recognition, the auto club will fund tree plantings to celebrate green initiatives and the responsible recycling of batteries purchased at the roadside or at a AAA repair facility. In addition, between Earth Day and April 28th, customers who visit any AAA retail store or AAA Car Care, Insurance and Travel Center can also help plant a tree with a donation of $1 or more. All trees will be planted in National Forests through the Arbor Day Foundation, a non-profit conservation and education organization.
Environmental responsibility is standard operating procedure for AAA Battery Service programs. During this initiative in 2018, AAA was able to plant 4,404 trees and has planted a total of 13,761 trees since the program started in in 2011.
“AAA understands the tremendous environmental impact recycling car batteries has in terms of reducing toxic waste and unnecessary production of new materials. Sixty to 80 percent of car batteries consist of hard rubber or plastic, which can be recycled. The lead and sulfuric acid can also be recycled,” said Tracy Noble, Manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic. “AAA Mid-Atlantic is committed to doing its part in recycling used car batteries to help protect the earth, and help sustain the environment by contributing to the greening of America through the planting of trees.”
With an extensive network of warehouses throughout the United States and Canada, East Penn, the manufacturer of the AAA branded battery, recycles virtually 100 percent of each spent battery received for processing. Each of the three major battery components (lead, plastic, and acid) are safely recycled and used in making new energy storage devices.