There is no catch in Battery Worlds committment to be part of Planet Arks National Recycling week from today until Sunday November 13, Australia's biggest battery chain says.
Campaign founder and Battery World recycling spokesman Greg Leslie said today car batteries can be dropped at any stores with no obligation to purchase anything.
Customers can come in, drop off their old car batteries and we will take care of their recycling, Greg Leslie said. Its a way of showing that we genuinely do care about the environment and the community.
Batteries are an integral part of modern life. Improperly disposed batteries are a serious problem posing a risk not only to the environment but to human health as well. Properly disposed their toxic components can be salvaged saving energy, valuable natural resources and limiting environmental damage.
Battery World will tally the batteries from each state at the end of National Recycling Week.
In a State of Origin like battle, Australias largest battery chain, wants to see which state can flush out the unaccounted car batteries Planet Ark says are lying idle in peoples backyards, garages and sheds.
Albion Battery World franchisee Keenan Shore said it was a great way for the community to get involved in the annual event.
Our research together with Planet Arks shows many people still dont know what to do with these batteries, Keenan said. Shockingly some are still being tossed in household recycling and compost bins.
Look for BW Man to dispose of batteries safely