Battery Disposal is dangerous, did you know that?

date_range 20-Mar-2023
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Instead of correctly being disposed of and recycled, hundreds of thousands of batteries per year are thrown in landfills with their toxic compounds.

There are many different battery kinds, most of which may contain harmful, poisonous substances, including lead, cadmium, zinc, lithium, and even mercury.

When incorrectly disposed of, batteries may leak heavy, hazardous elements like nickel, cadmium, and lithium, contaminating our local soils, groundwater, and streams.

When burned, they emit harmful fumes, including heavy metals, into the environment.

It also releases chemicals that pollute groundwater, surface water, and soil. Our ecosystems, which support thousands of aquatic plants and animals, are at risk when contaminated by battery chemicals.

Source: Garbage Day and Republic Service