Source: Environmental Leader.com
The U.S. EPA estimates that more than 350 million rechargeable batteries are purchased annually in the U.S. These batteries power a variety of mobile devices that we use daily — from smartphones to laptops to cordless power tools and e-readers.
A typical rechargeable battery can be recharged up to 1,000 times, but once it loses its charge, it should be recycled. Call2Recycle® provides an easy and free solution for businesses and the public to recycle batteries and cellphones. In 2011, Call2Recycle recycled over 8.9 million pounds of rechargeable batteries — with your help, even more can be diverted from the waste stream.