Battery Recycling – Why Is It Important and How to Recycle
The upcoming Earth Day, 22nd April 2019, is a good occasion to once again remind how important it is to recycle and reuse as much materials as possible.
The increasing global demand for batteries is largely due to the rapid increase in portable power-consuming products for instance, cellular phones and video cameras, toys and laptops. With every year consumers dispose of billions of batteries, containing toxic or corrosive materials. Some batteries contain toxic metals such as cadmium and mercury, lead and lithium that become hazardous waste and pose threats to health and the environment when improperly disposed. When batteries begin to rot away in landfill sites these chemicals may leak into the ground, which can cause soil and water pollution. Subsequently, chemicals contaminate soil and water animals, humans and the environment can be harmed.
Nevertheless, manufacturers and retailers are working continuously to reduce the environmental impact of batteries by creating designs that are recycle-friendly and contain fewer toxic materials.
What can we do to protect the environment?
Yes, they can be re-used! Rechargeable batteries are not only environmentally friendly, but economical, too. Not to mention, they are becoming more affordable. That means you can save money and reduce your waste by reusing your rechargeable batteries over and over again.
REDUCE Single-Use Battery Use
The most effective way to avoid battery waste is to use them less frequently, use rechargeable batteries, or use appliances or products that can utilize direct electricity. However, there are many objects that do not require batteries, such as solar calculators and watches, wind up radios and wind-up flash lights.
Recycling is a great way to help protect the environment. Cities and communities are taking initiatives to reduce their impact on the environment by recycling batteries. Batteries that are recycled are taken apart and some parts will be recovered and used to make new batteries. Do not let batteries end up being incinerated with household waste, as this can cause air pollution.
We at ReplaceUPSBattery.com, strive to protect the environment, reduce waste and preserve natural resources by offering a battery-recycling program. This is a cost-effective solution for businesses, government organizations and households across the US that gives you the opportunity to dispose of the old batteries the right way and brings you discounts for future purchases!
Alternatively, you can collect your dead batteries and other recyclable items, like cellphones, and drop them off at a recycling center near you.
If ever in doubt if you need a new battery or what to do with the old one, call us at (800) 409-0250 or email us and our friendly staff will assist you!