Buy Rechargeable Batteries

Research has shown that there are over fifteen billion batteries made worldwide every year. Take into account that many of these batteries are only used once and sent to landfill and the effect that batteries can have on the environment becomes pretty clear.

BATTERY RECYCLING

Batteries are made up of heavy metals and other toxic elements, including nickel, cadmium, alkaline, mercury, nickel metal hydride, and lead acid. It is these elements that can threaten our environment if not properly discarded and/or recycled.

Unfortunately, batteries which end up in landfills and incinerators leak into the environment, causing a serious health risk to humans and animals.
Surprisingly, Australia does not currently have a national recycling scheme for non-rechargeable batteries.

As a result, leading members of the battery industry have recently joined together to investigate the initiation of a national battery collection and recycling scheme. At the moment, the only batteries that can be recycled in the country are lead-acid batteries (used in cars). All other types of batteries are either sent to local landfills or shipped to be recycled overseas.

When considering battery use, follow the

Different types of batteries:

For information on where to recycle batteries:

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