Many types of devices we use today are battery powered. But if the battery cannot be used any longer, we need to find ways to deal with them. However, disposing batteries may generate a large amount of waste in the environment. In addition, batteries are carrying a lot of harmful substances. Therefore, it may not be a good idea to discard them. The alternative is to recycle them.
Unlike many other materials such as plastic and paper, you may know little about recycling batteries. In this article, we will tell you some points about recycling batteries and why you should consider it.
Before you keep in touch with it. Please understand what is battery first. Battery is a kind of material which contain electrochemical substances, which can convert chemical substances into electrical energy.
Battery recycling is a practice of reusing and reprocessing waste batteries, aiming to reduce the number of batteries treated as material waste. The battery contains a variety of toxic chemicals and heavy metals. Dumping the battery will pollute water and soil, causing environmental problems. Therefore, batteries need to be recycled to meet environmental and health benefits.
More importantly, through recycling, the demand for new battery production is reduced, which helps to reduce material waste.
Batteries are mainly classified according to components, which are roughly divided into lead-acid battery, zinc battery, lithium-ion battery, nickel battery and mercury battery.
Batteries vary depending on their components. These components include lead, lithium-ion (Li-ion), nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH), nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd), lithium-ion polymer, nickel-zinc, and alkaline. Manufacturers use these components to make different types of batteries. These batteries are vary in use, power, and recycling process.
Although you can recycle most batteries, their recycling process is different. Some batteries are easier to recycle than others, depending on the value of their components and the level of toxicity of the chemicals used to make them.
Advantages of battery recycling
1. Protection of non-renewable resources
2. Preventing pollution
3. Reduce the solid waste finally entering the landfill
4. Energy conservation
5. Create new employment opportunities
Recycling is good for both human and environment. If your battery is no use any longer, you should consider recycling instead of throw them away. In this case, you can contribute to creating a green world when using batteries.