Used photo lithium batteries wanted, for recycling

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Jack Blake, Oct 25, 2004.

  1. Jack Blake

    Jack Blake Guest

    Here's what we can do about depleted CR2 and CR123A photo lithium
    batteries:

    http://www.realgoods.com/board/tdoc.cfm?td=812&tm=2947

    Please forward this information to other people, especially those
    (camera buffs) who use digital cameras, electric scooters (hospitals),
    electric patient lifts (nursing homes) or large number of 9V alkalines
    (sound studios.)
    You (yes, You-Everyday-Joe!) can do something quick 'n easy for this
    polluted planet, our-home, Earth. As you may have read, we humans are
    using up 120 of this Earth's resources. And, are you still dumping
    alkaline and lead-acid batteries? But, car batteries are recycled now
    (aren't they?) Mebbe, mebbe not -- for, according to one investigative
    report, "The Myth of Automobile Battery Recycling", car battery acids
    are simply dumped in Third World streams by people too poor, too
    ignorant, to know not what they're doing. And, there will be future
    generations to pay.

    Can I really do something? Yup. Here's how, grasshopper...

    You (and perhaps your association members) can mail in used photo 3V
    Lithium batteries (such as CR2, or CR123A) to any of the following
    locations, where they will be revived (reconditioned) and put back
    into service. There is no charge to ship them to these locations.
    Small Lithium batteries are very light, 10 of them can be mailed for
    under 2 in a homemade cardboard mailer, using recycled cardboard.
    Non-leaking alkaline batteries (especially 9V) will also be accepted
    here:

    - Choices Market, 1202 Richards Street, Vancouver BC V6B 3G2 - The
    Roundhouse Community Centre: 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver BC V6Z 2W3
    - Capers Community Market, 1675 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 1C8

    Please forward this information to other people, especially those
    (camera buffs) who use digital cameras, electric scooters (hospitals),
    electric patient lifts (nursing homes) or large number of 9V alkalines
    (sound studios.)

    Other kinds of batteries? Those 12AH to 34AH "gel" sealed lead acid
    batteries, you can send them in, as well. Some of these will be
    reconditioned and given away to non-profits, such as the Agape Street
    Mission. Here's where to ship your used gel cell batteries:

    - Eternal Abundance, 1025 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC V5L 3X1 - JV
    Bike Sales & Rentals, 1387 Richards St, Yaletown, BC V6B 3G6
     
    Jack Blake, Oct 25, 2004
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