Earth Week: Recycling batteries

It’s Earth Week and BFIS and our Going Green Committee have been working on a number of initiatives to both raise awareness and make a substantive difference to make our school environment more sustainable. Our eco-school international status is not just an award, it’s a way of working.

Our Going Green Committee will be installing special bins where our staff and students can dispose their single use batteries. Batteries contain valuable materials that can be reused to make new products and batteries. Reusing and recycling materials does take energy but has less impact than mining for virgin materials.

“It’s important to remember that every battery can be recycled, turned into a secondary commodity and have a productive life beyond powering our favorite devices.”  Melissa Kelley | Director, Marketing Communications at Battery Solutions