If you aren’t aware of the importance of battery recycling it is time to take a deeper look at why this is so important. Many people have discovered the joy of rechargeable batteries and landfills around the world are grateful. However, there are still plenty of people who purchase disposable batteries and simply throw them out with the garbage when they have outlived their usefulness.
Why is Battery Recycling Needed?
Many people concerned about the environment have concerns that the toxic chemicals and heavy metals that are used in the making of batteries will leak out and contaminate water and the land surrounding these landfills. This is a bad situation for the environment and one that serious advocates of recycling hope to avoid. You can do your part by making sure that all batteries in your care are properly recycled in order to avoid the potential for contaminating the planet and/or your community.
What Types of Batteries Are Suitable For Battery Recycling?
It is also important to remember that batteries ideally suited for recycling and not by any means limited to the batteries you purchase to power consumer electronics. What types of batteries should you think about when it comes to battery recycling? Watch batteries, alkaline batteries, automobile batteries, motorcycle batteries, marine or boating batteries, golf cart batteries, UPS batteries, gel batteries, lithium batteries, cell phone batteries, and batteries from power tools just to name a few.
Why Recycle Batteries?
Obviously the planet benefits but also your local community benefits when you recycle batteries. No one wants their children digging in contaminated soil or drinking water that has been contaminated with acids, chemicals, lead, and other hazardous materials that are often used to make batteries. At the same time we all realize that batteries make many of the things that make our lives easier work better. We don’t want to give up the luxury of these items and yet we want the clean streets, playgrounds, water, and air.
Do your part today and begin to notice the number of batteries that we go through in the course of a year. Rather than pitching those batteries in the bin next time, recycle them instead. You can then be proud to know that you are doing your part to keep your community safer for your own family as well as the other families that live there and the knowledge that you are doing something that is actually good for the environment. Little efforts, like battery recycling, can make a huge impact in the end – especially if more people do their part.