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About Batteries

Learn more about the types of batteries being used and how best to manage them.

Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH)

Stage of development / applications

  • Mature technology
  • Automotive (Toyota Prius)

UN Number

  • Batteries, nickel-metal hydride: 3496


  • Nickel, rare earth elements, steel, aluminium, manganese, zinc, cobalt


  • High nickel content and significant amounts of cobalt make these attractive to recyclers.
  • Nickel, rare earth elements, steel, manganese, zinc, cobalt are recovered