Have you ever looked around your home or office and noticed exactly how many electronics you own and use every day? Stop and think about how every one of these items uses a battery and every one of those batteries will most likely fail at one point.
We don’t give much thought to what we do with those spent batteries; we usually chuck them into the trash or take them to an electronic retailer, to recycle them. The importance of choosing the recycling option over the landfill cannot be stressed enough. These batteries that we use every day may seem relatively harmless but they contain toxins from chemicals, such as lead, sulfuric acid, cadmium, and lithium that can leak into the land and wreak havoc on public health and the environment.