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January

18

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"Recycle My Battery" is our campaign to make earth a better place to live.If you would like to join us in this noble cause, please email us by saying I want to join Recycle My Battery and we can work together..!

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The chemical compounds of batteries and its effects on the environment

Batteries contain many toxic materials such as cadmium, mercury, lead and lithium. These materials are non-renewable and can be recycled an indefinite amount of times. When these liquids or metals are exposed it can poison the health of many animals and people, in addition to contaminating body’s of water, soils and can cause pollution in the air. It is also partly responsible for global warming, as the manufacture and transportation of batteries emit exhaust and other pollutants into the atmosphere. Heavy metals such as cadmium and lead both contribute to the toxicity of biological molecules, hence leading to many adverse effects on the body. An example these poisonous metals such as nickel and cadmium (carcinogens) can cause are cancer, neurological damage, liver and lung disease. Mercury is a highly toxic chemical compound in its vapor for and can cause paralysis and psychosis. Lead has been linked to birth defects, and to neurological and developmental damage.

Lithium is responsible for landfill fires that can burn underground for years, releasing toxic chemicals into the air, and increasing the potential for human exposure. Pollutants like these can leak as the battery corrodes causing major damaging long-term effects towards our environment. It can effect food chains, contaminate landfills and overheat leading to fires. In most parts of the world, household batteries are dumped into landfills, incinerators or the ocean. All affecting multiple life forms, ecosystems and organisms across the planet, poisoning them. Recycling these batteries can help prevent these hazards simply by just covering the ends with tape, or distancing the batteries from each other and other recyclable products like plastic and cardboard. In conclusion all batteries should be handled with care as depending on the type where they can be more or less toxic.

- Godasrita Dintakurti


December

16

Our Campaign

"Recycle My Battery" is our campaign to make earth a better place to live.If you would like to join us in this noble cause, please email us by saying I want to join Recycle My Battery and we can work together..!

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Aaditri's Art Work

Recycling- Recycling can be done with many products in our day to day life. Now by looking at my art you can easily understand how we can relate this and how much it is important to save our earth and environment. Here, I used Pistachio shells in my art-How nice the tree is with birds right? In the same way when batteries are recycled, we can protect the environment from dangerous chemicals. We all need to join our hands in protecting the planet/earth/environment. Hope you like my artwork.

- With Love,
Aaditri


December

04

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Arohi’s Interest towards Recycling Batteries

Once upon a time there lived a girl named “Arohi”, she Is a very happy girl who enjoys every bit of her life. One morning when she was at school, a group of people from Reduce, Reuse, Recycle organization at school gave speech on the importance of “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” usage and how it helps our earth and requested everyone to join hands and aware the people about this. The organization also placed bins in the library and cafeteria and posted the flyers. In the cafeteria the bins are placed next to plastic, paper and Decompose bins. School wanted the bins to be placed next to ach other so that all the children in the school are aware of each bin and can differentiate and learn the importance of it. By hearing and looking at all these Arohi gets surprised and she was curious to know more about it. On the same day when she went back home, she started thinking towards it, she was searching for more information and looking forward to understand the importance of it. Her parents were noticing all these and thought of talking to her, when they spoke to her she expressed her interest to be part of this organization, but she has no idea how she can start with it. Her parents helped her and supported the girl in all the way. She met with the organization and expressed her desire to be part of this team. The organization felt happy and welcomed her in their team and made her a member. She did express her desire in “Recycling Batteries”. When organization members asked her why you preferred to recycle batteries and why not recycling paper and other recycle areas. She informed that, at her school and in the society, she noticed bins for recycling paper, plastic and decompose but no bins for recycling batteries. Now having battery bins at these areas may help people also to think broader and will understand the importance of it and how it helps the earth and environment.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Speech by organization at School

“Recycling is a great way to protect the environment, preserve resources, reduce raw materials and greenhouse gas emission. If the batteries are not recycled, they end up in landfill chemicals and these can leak out into the environment”.This was the message she added in flyers and pasted near the bins where the battery bins were kept. With the help of organization and team members she placed many bins in many areas and in couple of weeks she could see how people were showing up interest in placing the batteries in bins and not throwing them anywhere. She did encourage her friends at school and neighborhoods to be part of this organization and place the battery bins and make people aware of it. “Please join the hands in making earth a better place and protecting the environment” was her slogan-in making people aware of it."

R-R-R--Bins

Save the Earth

Arohi was feeling very happy and enjoying her duties that someway she is helping her society and making earth a better place. She did share all her achievements with her family and friends. She feels happy that her parents have encouraged her and wanted everyone and her friends to be helped by their own families and get encouraged.

- Written and Illustrated by Aaditri


November

20

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The young minds at Recycle My Battery - Article on Brainfeed


November

2

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The one in a million award in recognition of generous, kind and heroic acts


August

28

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Letter of consideration of an award from United States Senate


August

28

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Our founder Sri Nihal Tammana was recognized as one in a million people


August

25

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Letter of Recommendation from Woodbrook Elementary School


August

25

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Letter of Recommendation from Senator Vin Gopal


August

28

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Letter of Recommendation from Senator Sam Thompson


August

28

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Letter of Recommendation from Best Brains


August

26

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Letter of Recommendation from ITServe Alliance


August

25

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Letter of Recommendation from ConvaTec


August

31

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Letter of Recommendation from Call 2 Recycle


August

28

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Letter of Recommendation from senator Patrick J. Diegnan


July

14

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Margaret Rose Morales, EdS Lead School Administrator of Academy for Urban Leadership Charter School have granted permission to place the bins in each of Edison's schools.


Feb

29

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Edison Township Board of Education Superintendent Dr. Bernard F. Bragen have granted permission to place the bins in each of Edison's schools.


June

23

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Letter of Recommendation from Edison Mayor


June

16

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Letter of Recommendation from Call 2 Recycle


June

16

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Letter of Recommendation from Best Brains learning center's Director of Operations - Hana Adas


June

15

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Letter of Recommendation from ConvaTec


June

12

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Letter of Recommendation from Woodbrook Elementary School's Principal - Nicole Cirillo


June

16

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Letter of Recommendation from Senator Vin Gopal


June

16

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"Recycle My Battery" is our campaign to make earth a better place to live.If you would like to join us in this noble cause, please email us by saying I want to join Recycle My Battery and we can work together..!

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Letter of Recommendation from Senator Sam Thompson


June

16

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"Recycle My Battery" is our campaign to make earth a better place to live.If you would like to join us in this noble cause, please email us by saying I want to join Recycle My Battery and we can work together..!

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Letter of Recommendation from ITServe Alliance


Feb

29

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"Recycle My Battery" is our campaign to make earth a better place to live.If you would like to join us in this noble cause, please email us by saying I want to join Recycle My Battery and we can work together..!

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Edison Township Board of Education Superintendent Dr. Bernard F. Bragen have granted permission to place the bins in each of Edison's schools.


Feb

29

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"Recycle My Battery" is our campaign to make earth a better place to live.If you would like to join us in this noble cause, please email us by saying I want to join Recycle My Battery and we can work together..!

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Edison Township Board of Education Superintendent Dr. Bernard F. Bragen have granted permission to place the bins in each of Edison's schools.


Feb

29

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"Recycle My Battery" is our campaign to make earth a better place to live.If you would like to join us in this noble cause, please email us by saying I want to join Recycle My Battery and we can work together..!

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Nihal, had a pleasure meeting Edison Township Board of Education Superintendent Dr. Bernard F. Bragen who appreciated Recycle My Battery team and promised to support the campaign in what ever way he can. Thank you Dr. Bernard F. Bragen


Feb

08

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Nihal, had a pleasure meeting Senator Vin Gopal who appreciated Recycle My Battery team and promised to support the campaign in what ever way he can. Thank you Senator Vin Gopal.


Feb

05

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"Recycle My Battery" is our campaign to make earth a better place to live.If you would like to join us in this noble cause, please email us by saying I want to join Recycle My Battery and we can work together..!

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Nihal, had a pleasure meeting Edison Mayor Thomas Lankey who appreciated Recycle My Battery team and promised to support the campaign in what ever way he can. Thank you Thomas Lankey.


Feb

05

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"Recycle My Battery" is our campaign to make earth a better place to live.If you would like to join us in this noble cause, please email us by saying I want to join Recycle My Battery and we can work together..!

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First batch of batteries from Oak Tree Elementary School in Monroe are shipped back after making sure all the batteries have proper terminal protection. Battery Bin is filled in less than 2 weeks. Thank you, Saketh.


Feb

05

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Arushi Gondhi, presented in Northvail School, Parsipanny about battery disposal and initiative taken by Recycle My Battery. Thank you Arushi.


Feb

05

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"Recycle My Battery" is our campaign to make earth a better place to live.If you would like to join us in this noble cause, please email us by saying I want to join Recycle My Battery and we can work together..!

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Nihal, had a pleasure meeting Senator Sam Thompson who appreciated Recycle My Battery team and promised to support the campaign in what ever way he can. Thank you Senator Sam Thompson.


Feb

02

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Thank you Ms. Cirillo for giving Nihal an opportunity and helping Recycle My Battery to make earth a better place to live.


Feb

02

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"Recycle My Battery" is our campaign to make earth a better place to live.If you would like to join us in this noble cause, please email us by saying I want to join Recycle My Battery and we can work together..!

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Thank you South Plainfield Library for helping Recycle My Battery to make earth a better place to live.


Jan

09

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"Recycle My Battery" is our campaign to make earth a better place to live.If you would like to join us in this noble cause, please email us by saying I want to join Recycle My Battery and we can work together..!

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Thank you Chris Carbone for helping Recycle My Battery to make earth a better place to live.


Jan

09

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Saadhana Dara thanking Citibank for giving Recycle My Battery a chance to make earth a better place to live.


Jan

09



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Next time you come to Edison Libraries, bring in any old batteries and recycle them where you see this box.


Dec

10

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We thank Best Brains for being a part of the change!


Dec

1

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Next time you come to Best Brains, bring in any old batteries and recycle them where you see this box.


Sep

3

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ITServe is supporting Recycle My Battery campaign as part of their CSR initiatives.


Aug

6

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Thank you ConvaTec for being a part of the change!

Battery Bin's are handed over to ConvaTec VP HR and an email communication is sent to all 200+ of their Bridgewater location employees.


Aug

6

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Thank you CenterPointe management team for being a part of the change.

Battery bins are placed in all buildings of CenterPointe buildings in Bridgewater NJ where there are more than 30 companies. All the companies are notified about the battery bins being placed.


July

20

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Yes, You Need to Recycle Your Old Batteries

Batteries are a routine part of modern life, but despite their ubiquity, it’s not always clear what to do with them when they get used up or stop holding a charge. You may have come across conflicting information, but according to experts, the advice is simple: When you’re done with a battery, you should recycle it.

“Whether it’s your standard alkaline AA battery, a rechargeable cell phone battery, or the battery from your car, you should treat it with care by using safe storage and disposal methods,” says James Dickerson, Ph.D., Consumer Reports’ chief scientific officer.

Most batteries—regardless of type—contain toxic chemicals. Think cadmium, lead, lithium, or sulfuric acid. If your old batteries end up in a landfill, pollutants like these can leak out into the environment and contaminate groundwater, damage fragile ecosystems, and even make their way into the food chain.

If batteries aren’t disposed of properly, there’s also a possibility they could short circuit, overheat, and cause a fire. And depending on where you live and the battery in question, it may be illegal to put one in the trash altogether.

The good news, according to Carl Smith, CEO and president of Call2Recycle, a leading battery stewardship program, is that most Americans live within a short drive of a collection point that will take the batteries that post the greatest risk. Earth Day is a great opportunity to reflect on your environmental footprint and take steps to build new habits that will lessen your impact throughout the year. Adding batteries to the list of products you recycle is a great way to do that.