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If batteries are sold separately when buying electronic toys and other portable items that are used regularly, why not consider buying rechargeable batteries and a battery charger to go along with them?
You can also “go green” with electronics and consider buying electric clocks and power tools, solar-powered calculators, and other products not powered by batteries.
Resource: King County Battery Recycle Locator
Every year in the United States, Americans buy, use and throw out billions of batteries.
The demand for batteries can be traced largely to the rapid increase in cordless, portable products such as cellular phones, video cameras, laptop computers, and battery-powered tools and toys. Because some types of batteries still contain toxic constituents, such as mercury and cadmium, they can pose a potential threat to human health and the environment if improperly disposed.
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