Did you know nearly 3 billion batteries are sold in the US every year?
It’s estimated that only 2% of those batteries ever get recycled.
Currently, most batteries collected through household battery collection programs are disposed of in hazardous waste landfills. Even stores and chains that have established take-back programs admit that it often ends up in the trash.
Most common batteries contain heavy metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium, and nickel, which can contaminate the environment when batteries are improperly disposed of. When incinerated, certain metals might be released into the air or can concentrate in the ash produced by the combustion process.
Batteries may produce the following potential problems or hazards:
- Pollute the lakes and streams as the metals vaporize into the air when burned
- Contribute to heavy metals that potentially may leach from solid waste landfills
- Expose the environment and water to lead and acid
We ensure batteries are recycled properly and claim responsibility for all our products. This is why we provide a complete cradle-to-cradle solution.
**Considering we are doing all of this recycling business for free, we hope you understand that we can only do the recycling for Power By GoGreen merchandise.