Batteries are made from a variety of chemicals to power their reactions. Some of these chemicals, such as nickel and cadmium, are extremely toxic and can cause damage to humans and the environment. In particular, they can cause soil and water pollution and endanger wildlife.
Production, transportation and distribution of batteries consumes natural resources, and contributes to an accelerating depletion of natural resources. Rechargeable batteries consume less nonrenewable natural resources than disposable batteries because fewer rechargeable batteries are needed to provide the same amount of energy.
Some steps that can be taken to reduce or minimize the damage caused to the environment due to improper battery disposal include the following:
- Recycling of used batteries
- Using rechargeable batteries more than primary batteries
- Making collection of batteries from the source easier and cost effective
- Providing appropriate remuneration to consumers for selling the used batteries
- Formulation and implementation of more stringent laws regarding battery disposal
- Buying batteries containing less mercury, lead and cadmium
- Providing complete information to customers at the time of purchase about the battery suitability, safety and ways of disposal.
About recycling batteries.
Recycling batteries is a much better option than dumping them in landfills. Some advantages that recycling offers include:
- Saves natural resources
- Saves energy
- Reduces pollution
- Reduces the need for landfill
- Generates income
- Lessens the amount of regulations as it no more falls under the category of hazardous waste
- Reduces imports
If you know that you end up throwing your consumed batteries at your homes and offices into a trash bin, be sure that they will end up on a land fill. We all need to take our responsibility here and now, and make sure, that the batteries goes for proper and professional recycling.
Feel free to call us now on 04-885 24 34 to schedule a collection of your used batteries.