Murata is celebrating 15 years of mercury-free watch battery production at its battery business unit in The Netherlands.
Mercury is an environmental pollutant which is very harmful to wildlife and ecosystems and can be damaging to human health.
Murata is a leading manufacturer of electronic components, modules, and devices. It has been producing silver oxide batteries for over 40 years and added to that capability by acquiring a micro battery factory from Sony in 2017.
To date, Murata has produced over 4 billion mercury-free silver oxide micro-batteries.
This has meant saving 3200 kg of mercury from potentially leaking into the environment from spent batteries.