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Recycled Batteries End Up At The Beach...On You!

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Undated -- 2WTK what happens to your recycled batteries.

One answer: it goes in your sunblock. Batteries are re-used in many products that aren't associated with energy.

Although batteries are recycled to prevent the release of toxic substances into the environment and conserve the raw materials, they are also used to for your health.

For example, zinc from a battery is used in sunblock and dietary supplements. That might make you think twice before you throw your batteries away verses recycling them.

CBS.com reports only 10% to 12%of the 70 million pound of batteries sold yearly in North America are recycled.

You can recycle your batteries by dropping them off at any household hazardous waste center. All Triad Best Buy stores also have a battery recycling bin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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