Tiffany Wiles – May 17, 2021
I walked to the local pharmacy and dropped off a bunch of old batteries to be recycled.
Did you know? Each year, literally hundreds of thousands of batteries are being dumped in landfills. When batteries begin to break down, the chemicals can leach into the ground reacting to rainwater that seeps into the landfill forming a toxic soup, called leachate, that can get into the groundwater contaminating the supply.
Recently, Environment Canada reported that only 5% of primary consumer batteries in Ontario were being recycled.
Mahatma Gandhi famously said, "You must be the change you want to see in the world."