It’s SCARY the amount of batteries that don’t get recycled! The equivalent of 30 million AA batteries are sold in Ireland in the last few months of the year with the majority of these ending up in landfill. No Tricks – just fact!
This year Ireland has a tough target to meet as we must recycle over 45% of batteries placed on market as part of the target set by the EU. Be a bright spark & recycle your batteries this Halloween and support Batteries for Barretstown!
Batteries are made from important resources and chemicals, including lead, cadmium, zinc, lithium and mercury. Each battery placed in the ERP Batteries for Barretstown recycling box will be taken apart and many of the materials will be recovered and used to make new batteries or other products. If you put your batteries into a rubbish bin they will be taken to landfill sites and the resources lost.
Batteries can be brought back for free recycling to any retailer that sells similar batteries, even if you don’t purchase anything, or to your local recycling centre.