Batteries’ Eco Afterlife

From cameras and cell phones to watches and eggbeaters, we use batteries every day in all sorts of household products. It’s hard to imagine not using batteries, but is our current use and disposal sustainable?

Sierra Club Green Home asks Jessica Bell from LEI Electronics to explain what a standard battery does to the environment when it is disposed of in the trash, and why it is important to think about sustainability when powering up. LEI Electronics produce EcoAkalines, which are carbon-neutral, environmentally-friendly batteries.

To find a recycling location for your single-use batteries, check out our Recycling Center.

For related articles, see:
Electronic Waste: How to Properly Dispose of E-Waste
Common Trash That’s Actually Recyclable

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