The popularity of devices that use rechargeable batteries is creating high demand for materials. An increasing number of devices use rechargeable batteries, including laptops, phones & other smart devices, power tools, and e-scooters. As a result, there is a shortage in supply for essential materials like lithium and cobalt.
When we throw our electrical items in the bin they just end up in landfill and these valuable materials cannot be recovered. Repairing or recycling our old battery operated items is a great way to safeguard supplies of these metals. Not only will this ensure the availability of rechargeable items in the future, it will also contribute to reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
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