Benefits Of A Recycling Program And Possible Implementation Essay

2093 Words Dec 5th, 2016 9 Pages
Did you know that some states have passed laws making it illegal to throw batteries away in the garbage? Many people are unaware of this fact. In 1991, the state of North Carolina rendered it illegal to discard of lead-acid batteries in a landfill, incinerator or any other type of waste-to-energy facility. The purpose of this report is to provide you with information on rechargeable batteries so you will have a better understanding on the benefits of a recycling program and possible implementation. The main points I will cover are the types of rechargeable batteries, the recycling process, local businesses currently recycling, questionnaire results and recommendations on a recycling program.

Types of Rechargeable Batteries

In today’s society, there are many types of rechargeable batteries that many of us may not know about. Listed below are four different types of rechargeable batteries currently being used. In this section, I will cover: what each battery is, the products they are used by and their impact on the environment.
1. Lithium Ion
• The first battery is the Lithium-ion battery, otherwise known as Li-ion. These batteries usually come as small dry-cell batteries, sealed and rechargeable. The products that you will more than likely find these batteries in are: cell phones, laptops, power tools, hybrid cars, video cameras and handheld electronics. As for their influence on the environment, these batteries are non-spillable and non-toxic.
2. Lead Acid Gel
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