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RE: [GreenYes] household batteries help
Hi all,

Now I'm confused ... could someone please briefly offer advise to the
rest of us on whether or not we should be starting household battery
collection programs, and if so, what kind, and if not, why not.

Gracias,

Eric Lombardi
Executive Director
EcoCycle, Inc
Boulder, CO
www.ecocycle.org
303-444-6634


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From: owner-greenyes@grrn.org [mailto:owner-greenyes@grrn.org] On Behalf
Of Michele Raymond
Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2001 2:09 PM
To: David Assmann
Cc: Heidi Swets; greenyes@grrn.org
Subject: 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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