It's next to impossible to recycle traditional alkaline batteries, so you've switched to rechargeable batteries. But at some point, even they stop working. Luckily, recycling rechargeable batteries is now easy.
Keeping bad stuff in one place. Recycling rechargeables prevents toxins from leaching into waterways and the air. From lithium to lead, many battery components can be recovered and reused.
- It's easy as easy as dropping off old rechargeables at a participating retail store when you're picking up new ones.
- It takes all kinds: car, laptop, and cell phone batteries included
- How Stuff Works: learn how batteries are made.
- Green Batteries: the rechargeable battery emporium for batteries, chargers, and accessories.
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Links to Pacifica Beach Coalition, Tuolumne River Trust, and other groups working year-round to protect the Bay Area environment.
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