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Recycling Batteries


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Learn how to recycle standard household alkaline batteries as well as rechargeable and lithium batteries.

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Recycling Batteries

  1. 1. How to Recycle Batteries Recycle Series: Part III brought to you
  2. 2. Batteries • Most batteries, with the exception of rechargeable and lithium batteries, pose minimal risk to the environment if discarded in the regular trash. • This is due to standard household alkaline batteries no longer containing mercury.
  3. 3. Purchasing Rechargeable Batteries • Before buying standard household batteries consider purchasing rechargeable batteries. • Rechargeable batteries can be used multiple times before disposal. • They save you money and reduce the number of batteries that end up in landfills. • Note: Make sure that they are appropriate for the equipment you are using.
  4. 4. Toxicity of Rechargeable Batteries • While rechargeable batteries are greener, many toxic metals, including cadmium, cobalt, and lead, are used to make them. • These metals are harmful to the environment and people; therefore, it is essential to dispose of them properly.
  5. 5. Rechargeable Batteries are Recyclable! • The metals used to make rechargeable batteries can be later be recycled to make more batteries, which reduces the need to mine for new resources. • Programs like Call2Recycle are working to educate people on how to recycle rechargeable batteries.
  6. 6. Recycling Rechargeable Batteries • Rechargeable batteries can be brought back to any store that sells them. • To prevent the risk of fire, each battery should be individually bagged or packaged (stores will often have free bags available).
  7. 7. Charging Batteries • Go green by purchasing solar or environmentally friendly chargers that decrease your carbon footprint while extending the life of your rechargeable battery. • You can find such chargers at retailers like Powerstick, who offer energy efficient merchandise.
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