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We NEED to Recycle Batteries, Not Throw Them Away!
Transcript of We NEED to Recycle Batteries, Not Throw Them Away!
- EDUCATE students, staff and parents
- REDUCE batteries in our landfills
- REDUCE environmental contaminants
We need to recycle batteries!
- In 2012 only 5% of batteries were recycled
- Send home battery recycling bags and copy of the 2015 Household Hazardous Waste Schedule to students
- Collect the dead batteries throughout our collection week (May 19th-22nd)
-Advertising: presentations in classrooms, announcements, posters, synervoice messaging and newsletters
Chemical Impact on humans
Damage to the brain
Reproduction problems Linked to cancer Cardiovascular diseases
Extremely toxic to humans even at low levels
Can cause cancer
- Annually, 944 300 batteries end up in landfills in our local watershed
- The chemicals in the batteries leach into the environment
- Battery recycling bags (400): Supplied by Quinte Waste Solutions
- Orange Boxes (4): Supplied by Quinte Waste Solutions
-Printing costs for educational material (400): $240.00
- Make people more aware of the proper way to dispose batteries
- Reduce the amount of batteries in local landfills
- Plan on continuing the project in the future
WE NEED TO BATTERIES,
NOT THROW THEM AWAY!
Environmental Contamination from Improper Disposal of Batteries
Contaminated Ground Water
Contaminated Surface Water
-Properly dispose the batteries at Canadian Energy Trenton
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A
- Could easily be implemented in other schools
- Could easily be continued by other students in future years