by Logan Baker
- Alkaline batteries have completely eliminated containing mercury, it is now illegal for alkaline batteries to contain mercury
- rechargeable versions can contain harmful materials, as well as button cell batteries
- Alkaline batteries are 100% safe for regular trash disposal
- since alkaline batteries contain safe materials while other batteries do not, it only makes sense to use regular alkaline batteries
- Recycling alkaline batteries can actually be bad because the metals are hard to separate and it takes a lot of energy, though it is possible
- you can't recharge them
- they aren't as powerful
- I couldn't find any activist groups who were against them
- they take up less than 2% of waste in landfills
- still considered littering to drop them on the ground
- amount of harm is the same as throwing away dirt
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