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With more than 100 years of experience in recycling materials, BASF’s end-to-end recycling program is known and trusted around the globe.

With world-renowned laboratories and decades of industry experience, BASF offers dependable partnership at every stage of the recycling process. We provide unmatched resources, state-of-the-art assets, expert knowledge — and the best value for your material.

As your trusted partners in lithium ion battery recycling, chemical catalysts recycling, automotive catalysts converters and precious metal scrap, BASF is here to help you succeed in a sustainable circular economy.

That’s why we deliver the highest level of transparency in sample, assay and processing, as well as global trading and hedging services. A partnership with us means a guarantee of exceptional customer service, consistency and integrity. All that translates to complete peace of mind throughout the process.

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About Recycling

As one of BASF’s core values, sustainability has a significant influence on the way we develop our products and design our service offerings. Recycling is a significant source of the world’s precious metals, which makes it all the more important to “close the loop” and maintain a circular economy.

With that in mind, BASF will always keep an eye on the future. The recycling industry is in a state of continuous growth. We maintain a strong position in the market by virtue of our global network, resources, consistent R&D investments and extensive knowledge derived from 100 years in the business.

For our customers, that means endless opportunities to work efficiently, get higher returns and participate in environmentally sound processes.

Circular Economy: Precious Metal Recycling at BASF

Areas of Recycling

BASF provides a world-class recycling program in four key industries.

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Automotive Catalytic Converter Recycling

When working with BASF as your catalytic converter recycler, you can expect outstanding transparency, integrity and robust capabilities — all of which translates to exceptional value for your metals.

Chemical Catalysts Recycling

BASF is highly specialized in this industry, as we both produce and recycle chemical catalysts. We are well-versed in every stage of a catalyst’s lifecycle and are dedicated to providing our customers with that expertise.

Precious Metal Scrap Recycling

When working with BASF as your precious metal recycler, you can expect outstanding transparency, integrity and robust capabilities — all of which translates to exceptional value for your metals.

Lithium-ion Battery Recycling

Our ambition is to “close the loop” with lithium-ion battery recycling for the automotive industry globally. To that end, we provide in-depth chemical and process engineering experience to ensure sustainable and cost-competitive solutions for metals extraction.

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