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Re: [GreenYes] household batteries help
I wasn't talking about rechargeables!!

Sorry!!

michele

At 11:58 AM 12/5/01 -0800, David Assmann wrote:
>NiCd batteries contain cadmium, and NiMH and LI-ion batteries contain cobalt.
>Cobalt is classified as a possible human carcinogen and cadmium is 
>classified as
>
>a probable carcinogen or a carcinogen (depends on which group is doing the
>classifying). You should definitely be concerned about these batteries.
>
>David Assmann
>Deputy Director
>San Francisco Department of the Environment
>
>Michele Raymond wrote:
>
> > Very few HH batteries now have heavy metals -- at least not new ones  They
> > must be mercury-free; there are a few small sealed lead acid -- like in the
> > backup for the computers  they can be sent to the same retailers as
> > rechargeables.
> > Call RBRC.
> >
> > At 09:52 PM 11/23/01 -0600, Heidi Swets wrote:
> > >Greetings.  I wonder if anyone could suggest to me a source of information
> > >on recycling just plain ol' single-use, household batteries--not the
> > >rechargeable kind. I am repeatedly asked why there are no recycling
> > >programs for them.  The implication is, if car batteries and rechargeables
> > >are recyclable, why not the disposables, which surely have, in their
> > >cumulative number, a sizeable quantity of useful lead in them.  If anyone
> > >knows of markets for them, or communities that do have a collection 
> program
> > >for them, I'd like to know.  I am in NE Iowa; we run a voluntary drop off
> > >recycling program for a primarily rural county of roughly 21,000.  We'd
> > >like to start something here.
> > >
> > >Thanks much,
> > >Heidi Swets
> > >Spectrum Industries Recycling
> > >
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