If the battery pack fails in your car it is costly to replace it with a brand new battery. One alternative is to replace it with a battery that has been remanufactured. This remanufactured pack might have been assembled using good cells/modules from a number of older battery packs. It will have been tested and will often come with some form of warranty.
This is a smart way to reduce the environmental impact.
Before moving to the recycling of a battery the following options should be considered:
This approach can reduce cost, impact on the customer and most importantly the impact on the planet.
Batteries are not emissions and toxic waste free and so the life cycle analysis (LCA) must be considered from cradle to grave.