Recycle Your Batteries
In Honor of Earth Day
Send Your Children On A Battery Hunt!
The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation RBRC is a non-profit, public service organization created by the rechargeable power industry to help you recycle your batteries found in:cell phonescordless phoneslaptop computers and digital camerascamcorders and PDA'sremote control toysmini hand held vacuumsmp3 players and two-way radioscordless power tools and electric razors
If it's rechargeable, it's recyclable!
Grab a basket emptied of plastic eggs and candy and have your child or children help you out in searching for any of the above items that are dead and not being used around your house. Set the tone with the first couple of items and let them roll. (I bet you'd be surprised how much they know about which drawers or closets they were thrown into and it will help you discover what potential hazards might be tempting to little hands and curious minds.)
Afterward, create an "in-box" for your family to continue to safely discard and store future unused batteries. Bring them to a participating retailer when visiting their store.
Does It Make A Difference?
Yes it does, in 2008 the RBRC recycled over 6.9 million pounds of rechargeable batteries and diverted them from entering our nation's solid waste stream.
More can be done. Please Call 1-800-8-BATTERY or 1-877-2-RECYCLE.
Or, log on to
to learn more and find the nearest retail store participating in the program to recycle your batteries.
It's a great exercise for your kids as they learn of ways to help protect the environment and preserve our natural resources.
(Look for Birdie Battery Hunts in 2010 at participating venues.)
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