Monday, 16 November 2015

Battery Recycling

The Eco Warrior’s would like you to recycle batteries by bringing them into school because if they go to the dump, they will leak chemicals. We have a box for the batteries and they will go to a factory and be broken down and made into new batteries.  

The batteries are made from important resources and chemicals including lead, cadmium, zinc, lithium and mercury. If the batteries went to the landfill site, the battery cases would eventually corrode and chemicals would leak out which would cause soil and water pollution.  If they are incinerated with household items they will cause air pollution.

This is why we are trying to encourage everyone to recycle their batteries so please start sending them into school to be put in our big red box.

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