Wednesday, May 30, 2012

How to Recycle Batteries


 With the increasing development of consumer electronics, batteries have been increased in recent years within each household. In general, once the batteries are exhausted and no longer serve, are thrown everywhere. This represents a real threat to the environment when, instead of throwing them away, they can serve and be used again if they made ​​proper recycling. It is estimated that if 87% of the population is devoted to recycle batteries, you might get more effective recovery of a third party.  

As for batteries, for example, could put lead-acid batteries found in cars. In this case, the recovery rate by the recycling could be 105%, a number of units recovered slightly higher than the flow exiting each year. The European Union, a directive of 2006, declined to give an impetus to the recovery and recycling of batteries. The EU has set a goal for 2016: getting 45% of recovered materials. This seems an ambitious project, however, is not. Simply relies on the participation of all citizens, businesses, industries.

Each household may be reaching a lot of batteries, perhaps more than fifty. That may sound huge, but enough to look around: MP3 alarm clock, wireless mice, from phones to watches, remote control garage with cameras ... If we start to look closely at the batteries are everywhere . From there arises the need to recover its components to give them a second life. In fact, the recycling of one ton of used batteries allows to obtain 600 kg of heavy metals, including, for example 300 to 350 kg of zinc, nickel 20 kg and 2 kg of mercury. These compounds, contained in a single stack, are sufficient to contaminate 40 liters of water for 50 years

 If we analyze this, we will understand the need to contribute to not contaminate the environment. For the proper recycling of used batteries have two options, the first is deposit on containers of batteries, for that purpose. They are usually distributed in the city, on bus shelters ... and usually have several compartments, one for button cells, and one for the other batteries.

  If you do not know where to find one of these containers, we take them to the recycling center in our district. By the way, we can take the ride to take used oil, used clothing ... waste and those that do not fit in any of the usual container. Each of us can put your two cents at this stage that corresponds to the first phase of this process: the stage of garbage collection. This is very valuable our contribution because we can cooperate by separating the whole of our batteries and placing then in the corresponding containers so they can go later to the second stage in which the plants are responsible for their transformation.


 

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