If you are still throwing old batteries in the dustbin - then read on...
4th May 2010
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Old batteries? I just throw them in the dustbin…..

Not any more...

Since the 1st of February this year it has been possible to recycle all batteries.

That includes the smallest one in your hearing aid to the worn out rechargeable battery in your mobile phone or DIY tools. But many people are still unaware of the changes and how easy it now is to recycle your batteries.  If you haven’t noticed them yet, all shops selling more than a few batteries a day are required to provide a recycling facility for you to dispose of those batteries. You can dispose of batteries bought elsewhere and you do not need to make a purchase.

The recycling points come in all shapes and sizes but are usually near the door or counter.  All the supermarkets and DIY stores have them, as well as the big electrical retailers – but in many cases the nearest recycling point may be at your local newsagent, corner shop or hardware store.
Until now 97% of batteries ended up in landfill – many contain heavy metals which are dangerous to the environment. Recycling helps reduce our drain on the planet’s resources and makes sense.
Old batteries? I just throw them in the recycling bin…..


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