Why Should We Not Throw Batteries in the Trash?

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Why Should We Not Throw Batteries in the Trash?

Post  largebattery on Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:02 pm

Batteries and accumulators (rechargeable battery, primary battery) contain many heavy metals that can be very toxic pollutants: nickel, cadmium, mercury, lead, zinc, lithium ...

Thrown in the trash or worse, in nature, the batteries degrade as a result of corrosion or incineration and release these metals needed to produce electricity. The environment (water, earth, organisms) and humans can then be contaminated.

Used batteries must be reported in the stores or recycling centers where they will be retired: some of their items will be recycled and the rest will be placed in the repository of ultimate waste so as not to contaminate the environment.

Batteries left in an electrical device. These are its corroded and started releasing their toxic contents.

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