Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd) batteries: The cadmium is used to make new Ni-Cd batteries or as a stiffener in materials such as cement.
Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) batteries: The cobalt is used to create new lithium-based batteries.
Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb) batteries: The lead is used to make new batteries.
Ni-Cd, Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) and Nickel Zinc (Ni-Zn) batteries: The nickel is used in stainless steel products.
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