Camelion & Environment
350 Million Waste Batteries And Counting
Did you know that according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, more than 350 million batteries are purchased annually in the U.S, and almost 2 billion dry-cell batteries are discarded - more than 8 dry cells per American!
Batteries Can Harm
Batteries comprise chemicals such Cadmium Mercury, Lead and acid that can threaten the environment.
Specifically, if batteries are not properly discarded, they can:
- Release harmful vapors when burned, polluting our beautiful lakes and streams
- Cause poisonous leakage from solid waste landfills
- Create lead and acid reservoirs in the environment
- Contain corrosive acids that can harm the skin and eyes.
- Dispose Carefully
There are some simple steps you can take to help preserve our beautiful environment.
- Don’t litter! Dispose batteries in proper containers.
There are special storage points in most of countries, where you can leave used batteries for recycling.
See list of storage points here: Battery Recycling
- Do not dispose in fires. This can cause explosions and serious injuries.
- See if a recycling center can recycle the batteries. Some centers pay for used batteries.
- Turn off any battery-operated appliances when not in use
- Rechargeable batteries containing cadmium or lead should be recycled.
- Check with your local government recycling coordinator for the nearest recycling center or call 1-800-8-battery (USA only).
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