Celebrating Earth Month

Every April, we celebrate Earth Month. It’s a time to cherish the plentiful gifts that the planet offers.

Earth Month is also an opportunity for us all to contemplate how we can do a better job of protecting the environment. Choosing to recycle your batteries is one simple way you can make a meaningful difference.

Earth Day History

In the early 1960s, concerns about the environment grew following the publication of Rachel Carson’s influential book, Silent Spring, in 1962, and a devastating oil spill in Santa Barbara in 1969.

In response to these events, the first Earth Day was organized by a United States senator and campaigners on April 22, 1970. This historic day brought together 20 million people from various cities to demonstrate against the harmful impacts of pollution caused by over a century of industrial development.

Since then, Earth Day has evolved into a global month-long celebration, raising awareness about issues like air and water pollution and advocating for the protection of our planet.

Responsible Battery Disposal Helps Prevent Pollution

Responsibly recycling batteries at their end-of-life cycle is crucial in preventing pollution and safeguarding our environment. Batteries contain various chemical elements such as mercury, lead, nickel, and silver, which can leak into the soil and water if they end up in landfills.

By dropping off used batteries at designated collection points, we can ensure that these potentially harmful chemicals are safely contained and repurposed in new products. This not only reduces the need for extracting raw materials but also helps minimize pollution and conserves natural resources.

Recycling your batteries is easy when you follow three simple steps:

Just 1) Collect, 2) Protect, and 3) Drop Off your used batteries every three months.

Properly disposing of batteries can have a significant positive impact on our environment.

How to Celebrate Earth Month?

  • Learn and explore. Visit Earth Day official page to learn about this year’s theme and discover fascinating insights about our planet.
  • Join Earth Day events. Find Earth Day events in your area and participate in activities focused on environmental awareness and sustainability.
  • Take Action. Make a conscious effort to recycle your batteries responsibly. Drop off your used batteries at one of our 12,000 convenient locations and enter the Take Charge Contest by April 30th for a chance to win cash prizes.