You may already be aware of the heavy metals inside batteries, but an entirely different concern is present when shipping them for recycling. If not properly bagged or taped, they can short circuit and even cause a fire.
As a result, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has recently been cracking down on how they’re transported. This includes collection points, battery recyclers and anyone involved in sending used batteries from Point A to Point B.
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Flashback to 1989: Did we ever imagine a world in which we carried in our pockets palm-sized devices that connected us to everything from our friends to the Internet super-highway?