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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Clueless: recycle your batteries

courtesy of MNN.com
A couple weeks ago, something ran out of batteries and I was replacing them in the kitchen. My husband came in and said "oh, let me take those to work and put them in our recycle bin." Then it downed on me, I throw away batteries. Green FAIL!

How did I not know that we're supposed to recycle batteries? It makes total sense that we don't want the toxins in batteries, leaching into the soil. I am happy to say we don't use a lot of items that require batteries as we try to stay away from items that require them (but boy, let me tell you, baby items take a ton of batteries! Glad we are past that stage).

Have no fear, through the powers of google,  I found Call2Recycle and found many places in my area that take dead batteries and MNN.com has a great guide to recycling batteries. Yay for the interwebs.

Now, recycle those batteries!

1 comment:

  1. We're trying to switch to rechargables, but man those things are expensive!

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