How to Properly Recycle Batteries
It is estimated that households in Britain use more than 650 million batteries in just one year. Before The Batteries Regulations was passed in 2009, it was estimated that only 3% of the batteries used were recycled, which left 97% of the batteries sold ending up in various landfills across the county. Due to this large number of batteries not being recycled, the government passed The Batteries Regulations law in an attempt to reduce this number by at least 50% by 2016. In essence, this law mandated all businesses that sell batteries, either in-store or online, to provide a method for their customers to recycle batteries.
How to Properly Recycle
Recycling batteries is easier than one may think and can be done in a variety of methods. First, it is good to know that almost all types of batteries can be recycled including AA, AAA, C and D batteries. One way to recycle your batteries is to take them to one of the drop off boxes located at any store that sells batteries. If, for extra convenience, you purchase your batteries online, then you can easily mail the batteries back to the company where they were purchased.
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