Batteries are something that Americans use each and every day. Whether it’s one that powers your iPod, keeps your laptop running while you’re at the coffee shop or lights your car’s headlights, batteries are an important resource on which most of our daily lives depend.
When it comes to going green, batteries can either make or break your environmental footprint. There are specific ways to dispose of certain types of batteries, but it’s possible that not everyone is aware of what those practices are. Thankfully, there’s a local company in metro Detroit willing to help.
Birmingham-based BatteriesPlus is a business that offers its customers a wide selection of power sources for our ever-changing technological world, while also recycling batteries and portable electronics.
“Recycling of batteries reduces waste in our landfills, stops harmful chemicals from contaminating soil and water, and preserves our environment by decreasing the need for new raw materials on Earth,” the company stated on its website.
BatteriesPlus also supports local retail and business customers by keeping them in full compliance with federal, state, municipal, EPA and DOT regulations governing the disposal and recycling of spent batteries and select electronics.
The batteries and electronics recycled by BatteriesPlus include:
- Lead acid (Pb) batteries used in cars, trucks and emergency lighting
- Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) batteries used in cordless phones, cordless tools and two-way radios
- Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries used in camcorders, bar code scanners and digital cameras
- Lithium Ion (Li Ion) or Lithium Polymer (Li Poly) used in cell phones and laptops
- Cell phones and smart phones, MP3 players, PDAs and portable tools
“Our recycling goal is to produce a positive impact on our environment by recovering and recycling more than we sell,” according to the company’s website.
Jennifer Griffin, Contributing Writer and Public Relations, GreeningDetroit.com
Jennifer is pursuing a degree in Journalism and English from Wayne State University, and she is also a Contributing Writer for The South End.