Saturday, October 06, 2012

Power of used up Power !

Batteries help to power many devices today and every year billions of batteries are disposed off without getting recycled.
I spotted this in our office building where Battery Recycling Tube has been placed in reception asking the building tenants and visitors to deposit the used up batteries. 

Statistics reveal that Australia alone dispose of 270 million batteries a year. Apart from car batteries, most of these end up in landfill, which represents a waste of both valuable and rare resources.  It also increases the chances of toxins getting into the environment. (Source :http://recyclingweek.planetark.org/bb/)
Battery recycling across the world is a greatly missed opportunity .

What I liked the most about this  great  initiative was the  strategic location to promote the message and trigger action .Check out the company behind the initiative http://www.sourceseparationsystems.com.au

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