Statistics show that 8 in 10 households purchased tools and tech gadgets like laptops, gaming devices and cell phone cordless power tools during the 2022 Christmas and holiday season.
Since it is a product that requires a battery for operation, several points, including medo you know how to properly recycle batteries? How many of us, including meknow it’s against the law No How to properly recycle batteries?
Did you know that discarded batteries in the trash can short circuit, overheat, fire, and are harmful to the environment?
Experts say lithium lead-acid-based batteries, which contain large amounts of nickel-cadmium and mercury, are dangerous and toxic if mishandled. Also, chemicals from corroded or damaged batteries can seep into the soil and eventually pollute the ocean.
This is just one example of the downsides of not recycling batteries properly, but recycled batteries can save energy and serve as a valuable resource for which unused natural resources need to be mined. Did you know? Simply put, by recycling our batteries, Mother Earth will be able to share with our children and grandchildren.
WOKV contacted Call2Recycle® Inc. It is a consumer battery recycling company that works with U.S. retailers and U.S. government municipalities to manage battery recycling and reduce hazardous waste (in compliance with state and federal regulations), and battery I learned how to recycle properly.
What started in 1994 with five battery manufacturers has evolved into Call2Recycle, a non-profit ‘product stewardship organization’ that operates with ‘efficiency, transparency and commitment’. Call2Recycle claims that in the US he has over 115 million pounds of batteries recycled and across America he is a turnkey used battery recycling program with over 16,000 public collection points. I am proud of myself.
Linda Gabor, Executive Vice President of External Relations, Call2Recycle®, said: “Batteries give us the freedom to unplug. With that freedom comes the responsibility to ensure that old batteries are managed responsibly and recycled safely.”
Gabor said Call2Recycle works with private and public entities, retailers such as Home Depot, Lowes, Staples, and municipal household waste facilities to safely collect and deliver materials for proper “collection.” said there is.
Additionally, Gabor notes that while paper and plastic are quickly used and easily recyclable, batteries may not be used daily, all day, or for months, avoiding the need to think about battery “lifetime.” He said that
“But it’s important to think about what happens to them,” she said. We can protect the environment from contamination and recover valuable materials.”
Gabor says that improperly recycled used batteries are dangerous.
“Dead batteries are considered a safety risk and should never come into contact with street bins or regular trash,” she concluded. “Batteries power our world, so please share your knowledge on battery recycling. It’s right!”
Gabor provided the following tips for battery recycling:
Prepare batteries. Safely prepare the battery by placing each battery in a clear plastic bag and placing it in a storage container or by taping the terminals with clear packing material, non-conductive electrical tape or duct tape. The label should remain visible at all times.
Keep your battery cool. Store batteries in plastic containers (avoid metal ones). Store in a cool, dry place. Batteries exposed to inclement weather or excessive heat are dangerous.
Damaged rechargeable laptop or cell phone batteries should be taped, bagged and properly recycled.
Immediately place a swollen or swollen battery in non-flammable material such as sand or kitten litter and temporarily store it in a cool, dry place. Never throw it in the trash. Especially for Lithium or Lithium Ion batteries, please contact your battery recycling service or manufacturer or distributor immediately for instructions.
Unusable tapes and bagged batteries should be recycled as soon as possible. Recycled batteries should never be put in a landfill.
Disposable batteries (AA, AAA, 9V, etc.) can also be taken to a retail store or local recycling center.
Here are some places in Northeast Florida where you can recycle rechargeable batteries.
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