Battery Collection

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Did you know that consumers, on average, have 21 battery-operated devices in their homes, but unfortunately, only one in six American households recycles its old batteries. That means most of the 2.9 billion batteries discarded each year end up in a landfill and cause unnecessary pollution.

Batteries carry harmful toxins that are dangerous to the environment especially when they are left in landfills. Luckily, batteries can be recycled in order to reduce the harm on the environment. The problem is that most people do not how to go about recycling their batteries, this is where you come in!

 

Plan Your Project:

Pick how you will execute your project, battery recycling is very specific and requires a private service. You can choose to:

* Purchase a battery recycling kit and organize a battery recycle drive. (Fundraising may be necessary.)

* Collect batteries and find a place near your neighborhood that collects batteries for recycling.

Once you establish where you will send your batteries to be recycled, consider what would be the easiest way to collect batteries in your community. Will you need to create posters to hang in community centers or would going to door-to-door (with a guardian's permission) be more effective?

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