I have been working on helping develop a recycling project as part of a program I am participating in through my local Realtor Association. I'm learning some interesting facts.
- Americans use an average of 6 cordless products in their daily activities - PDA's, cell phones. ipods,tools such as cordless drills and screwdrivers, flashlights, etc.
- The average cell phone user has 3 cell phones in their possession
- More than 40% of those cell phone users replace their phone every 2 years
- Most rechargeable batteries can be recharged up to 1,000 times
What happens to all those rechargeable batteries after they can no longer hold a charge? THEY SHOULD BE RECYCLED.
The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation is a nonprofit public service organization founded by the rechargeable battery industry in 1994. It's mission is to recycle rechargeable batteries that power many electronic products such as laptops, cell phones, remote control toys, razors, MP3 players, camcorders, electric toothbrushes, cordless phones, digital cameras and power tools. According to their information, they have recycled almost 50 million pounds of rechargeable batteries. Their website lists numerous retailers who participate in battery recycling programs.