Toxic Waste Recycling

If you have any old used batteries lying around the house, drop them into the purple recycle bin outside the Peregian Beach Community House on David Low way behind the Bus Stop.

 

These little bullets of convenient cordless electrical energy unfortunately breakdown and discharge toxic chemicals if they go into the general waste bin and into landfill site that is within our Noosa Biosphere Reserve.

 

Although batties are recyclable, 97% end up in landfill. That's 8000 tonnes per year. Electronic waste is growing 3 times the rate of domestic waste. (refer Cleanup Australia - battery recycling fact sheet)

It is worth investing in rechargeable batteries.

The Sanyo Eneloop battery is a secondary battery that can be recharged up to 1000 times.

 

 

 

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Comments: 4
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    John Fuller (Sunday, 10 June 2012 20:22)

    thanks for the purple bin and eneloop info - nice work.

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    kristen Gooch (Tuesday, 10 July 2012 01:53)

    Very happy to hear about the purple bin - have been saving our used batteries to go in such a place! Wonderful.

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