Recycling of batteries in schools in Italy

Fleece and batteries I'm Hazardous waste. They contain heavy metals such as lead, cadmium or mercury. Improper disposal can cause the dispersion of these harmful substances and compromise human health. This is why the batteries not they must absolutely end up in the undifferentiated dry bag but go towards an adequate collection system.

In this regard, in many schools in Italy "The challenge for the recycling of batteries and batteries". The project was carried out byERP (European Recycling Platform), WWF Research and Projects e WWF Italy and supported by industry leaders such as Sony and Varta.

The batteries they are rechargeable, they can be found in cars, industrial plants but also in everyday gadgets such as mobile phones. Batteries are everywhere, in watches, in remote controls in light devices. As intuble, the applications of these instruments are innumerable, therefore a high quantity of Hazardous waste data from cells and unusable batteries.

The large production of such Hazardous waste it mobilized 7,500 students from 18 primary and secondary schools. The schools of Mantua, Bergamo, Ravenna, Arezzo, Macerata and Latina were involved. It is difficult to sensitize an adult, however children have great resources and can be a powerful communication tool with the whole family. It was thus thought to educate children to sustainability and disposal so that they could speak out for good environmental standards with their parents and family.

The 1,000 teachers of the schools will involve pupils in workshops, educational publications and activities aimed at raising awareness among students and their families on the importance of reducing the use and recycle cells and batteries. This is how he takes the field "Tina Stilo”A cartoon character based on ERP Recycling Team. Tina Stilo thanks to the teachers and the ERP program, it will inform students of the damage that batteries and batteries can do to the environment and to humans.

At the end of the training project, schools will take part in the so-called "Extraordinary harvest month ". In May, all students will collect the exhausted batteries and for the school it will collect more hazardous wastei there will be a prize: the winning school will receive a guided tour for two classes in one of the WWF Oasis. The visit will be offered by the ERP itself.

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