When thinking of recycling, do batteries come to mind? Probably not! Don't worry, most people don't think of them either. In fact, I'm willing to bet they would only mention glass, aluminum, paper or plastic. The truth of the matter is, battery recycling is one of the most important items to recycle. Check out our video about recycling batteries to learn why.
The average person throws away eight household batteries each year. In the United States alone, battery retailers sell nearly three billion batteries annually. When broken down, this figure comes out to an average of 32 batteries per family. Unfortunately, all these batteries contain heavy metals that can contaminate the environment. For example, some batteries contain mercury, lead, nickel and cadmium. To save the planet from hazardous waste, people must learn about proper battery disposal. Continue reading