“Every year, Americans purchase nearly three billion dry cell batteries, according to estimates from the Environmental Protection Agency—and the vast majority of these end up in landfill. About one in five dry cell batteries purchased are rechargeable, meaning they can be reused until they reach the end of their lifespan, and then recycled through drop-off at stores like Best Buy, Lowe’s, or Home Depot. But for the four-fifths that are single-use alkaline batteries, there is no simple, cost-effective way to recycle—and that’s what the Coalition of Positively Charged People is hoping to change in Western New York. “
Read the whole article, Going Green / Powering battery recycling in Erie County, here
Learn more about Cynthia Frame-Endres’s project, Household Battery Recycling, here.