Friday, October 31, 2008
Batteries contain a range of metals which are harmful to human health and the environment, including in some cases the hazardous heavy metals lead, cadmium and mercury. Collecting and recycling waste batteries prevents these substances from getting into the environment and saves energy and natural resources, EU Commission informs.
In each classroom there's a battery collection container.
Students drop off their used batteries into this containers.
There are two big containers used as the main collection bins for the school.
Smaller containers once weighed are emptied into these bins for collection.
Students are encouraged to participate through the use of competitions between classes.