Energize Your Batteries

How to recycle batteries

| May/June 2004

  • Replace traditional batteries with rechargeable batteries.
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Problem:

Every year, billions of alkaline batteries are bought, used, and thrown into landfills where their heavy metals leach into soil and water. Despite this, some people recommend discarding non-rechargeable alkaline batteries in your household trash.

Solutions:

• Buy rechargeable batteries that can be reused. (Virtually any place that sells them accepts them back for recycling.)



• Charge alkaline batteries with a 12-volt Battery Charger from Real Goods.

• Find out if your municipality’s waste management bureau recycles alkaline batteries.






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