Battery recycling: the greener side of National Battery Day

More batteries end up in landfills than are recycled. Today is National Battery Day; the celebration of batteries and how they power our everyday lives. Batteries come in all shapes, sizes and types, with alkaline, zinc-carbon, lead-acid, mercury, lithium and silver oxide being the most common types. However, as wonderful as they are, batteries have a shelf life and, unfortunately, every year far more batteries end up in landfills than are recycled. This is not only bad for the environment because batteries contain heavy metals like mercury, cadmium and lead,…

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