Why do we need to recycle batteries?
Most batteries are put into rubbish bins and then taken to landfill sites. There are lots of types of batteries, which can contain dangerous chemicals. (Including lead, cadmium, zinc, lithium and even mercury)
When batteries begin to rot away in landfill sites these chemicals may leak into the ground which can cause soil and water pollution. This can be harmful to animals, humans and the environment.
Recycling is a great way to help protect the environment. Each battery placed in the recycling bin will be taken apart
and the materials will be used to make something new.
Use the following links to find:
which batteries can I recycle?
battery recycling symbols and the law