Posted on 27th June 2022 at 14:42
More and more devices in our home and garden are power by batteries of various chemicals, including Sodium chloride, nitric acid, potassium nitrate, hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, magnesium hydroxide, and many more.
In the UK, around 40,000 tonnes of portable batteries were sold in 2020, with only around 18,000 tonnes being recycled.
Most batteries are put into rubbish bins and then taken to landfill sites, where they begin to rot away and leak chemicals into the ground.
Recycling is a great way to help protect the environment. Each battery placed in a recycling bin will be taken apart and the materials will be used to make something new.
The following links will advise you of the best place to recycle your batteries.
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