Position Paper on Recycling Old Car Batteries
This position paper, titled “Environmental Damage of Old Car Batteries and Recommended Solutions”, was developed by the American Chamber of Commerce in Mongolia (AmCham Mongolia), the Mongolian Automobile Distributors’ Association (MADA), and Authority for Fair Competition and Consumer Protection of Mongolia (AFCCP). The position paper outlines the environmental damages and health hazards for the population of Mongolia caused by old car batteries and proposes certain policy recommendations based on local initiatives and international best practices in handling these issues. The challenges and recommendations were developed with input from key stakeholders, raised and discussed during the Environmental Damage of Old Car Batteries and Recommended Solutions policy workshop held on October 13, 2020. The workshop was organized by AmCham Mongolia, MADA, and AFCCP, in cooperation with the Ministry of Road and Transport Development of Mongolia, Ministry of Nature and Environment of Mongolia, and the Ulaanbaatar Specialized Inspection Agency. AmCham Mongolia, namely its Auto and Machinery Committee, and MADA stand ready to discuss these challenges and suggested solutions with the state’s authorities to make sure that necessary actions are taken to minimize risks and to avoid their potential negative impact on people and the environment.