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  1. #1 Environmental Impacts of Batteries 
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    What environmental impacts do batteries (primary and secondary) cause and how could this be minimized in the future?

    For example. In Africa they cannot use rechargeable batteries because they are not able to recharge them, and disposable batteries last longer. Therefore it causes a lot of waste. How could this be minimized (or fixed) in the future.

    (With primary and secondary I mean disposable and rechargeable batteries)

    Thank you in advance,


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    Quote Originally Posted by IAlexN
    What environmental impacts do batteries (primary and secondary) cause and how could this be minimized in the future?

    For example. In Africa they cannot use rechargeable batteries because they are not able to recharge them, and disposable batteries last longer. Therefore it causes a lot of waste. How could this be minimized (or fixed) in the future.

    (With primary and secondary I mean disposable and rechargeable batteries)

    Thank you in advance,

    REPLY: Are there any recycling systems in the works. I wish there were at places like Walmart, Best Buy, or anywhere else. I do feel a little bad when I toss the old batteries but what else can be done with them ? They recycle so many other things. It seems to me it would not be hard to do the same with batteries. ...Dr.Syntax


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    Yes, you can recycle batteries, and you can use sites like the below to find recycling venues in your area:

    http://earth911.com/hazardous/single-use-batteries/



    As per the actual thread topic, the link I shared seems to have information which addresses that question, as well. (Much of it depends upon the battery type to which you are referring).
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    Quote Originally Posted by inow
    Yes, you can recycle batteries, and you can use sites like the below to find recycling venues in your area:

    http://earth911.com/hazardous/single-use-batteries/



    As per the actual thread topic, the link I shared seems to have information which addresses that question, as well. (Much of it depends upon the battery type to which you are referring).
    REPLY: Thank you for that helpful information. ...Dr.Syntax
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