(StatePoint) Summertime means family outings, vacations and spending time outdoors. Amid all the fun, it’s important to be conscious of your environmental impact. One small way you can be a force for positive change is by properly disposing of old rechargeable batteries once they no longer power devices. You probably don’t know it, but battery recycling touches more areas of your life (and vacation) than you realize.
Did you know that the materials taken from rechargeable batteries in popular travel items like hand-held fans, lanterns and other electronic gear are used to create new everyday products? When batteries are recycled, valuable metals are recovered and used in the manufacturing of new products like golf clubs and stainless-steel appliances.