Camelion & The Environment
350 Million Waste Batteries And Counting
Did you know that according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, more than 350 million batteries are purchased annually in the U.S, and almost 2 billion
dry-cell batteries are discarded - more than 8 dry cells per American!
Batteries Can Harm
Batteries comprise chemicals such Cadmium Mercury, Lead and acid that can threaten the environment.
Specifically, if batteries are not properly discarded, they can:
Release harmful vapors when burned, polluting our beautiful lakes and streams
Cause poisonous leakage from solid waste landfills
Create lead and acid reservoirs in the environment
Contain corrosive acids that can harm the skin and eyes.