Dig out your old household batteries and bring them back to be recycled.

It's easy to buy rechargeable batteries and battery recycling points can be found in most shops, yet a staggering 178 million used batteries are hoarded in UK homes.

Household batteries contain heavy metals including lead, mercury, cadmium, zinc, manganese and lithium. The heavy metals found in batteries can be reused, however millions of batteries end up in landfill where they go unused and cause damage to the environment.

Have a battery amnesty!

1. Dig out

Where are your batteries hiding? In every home there is a drawer, a cupboard or a remote control where used and discarded batteries linger. 

2. Share a photo 

Share a picture with the hashtag #BringBackHeavyMetal.

3. Drop off your batteries

Collection points can be found most supermarkets, DIY centres and local shops. Find your nearest collection point here

Top tip: It’s easy to forget so give your future self a nudge. Keep your old batteries next to your shopping bags, or set a reminder on your phone!

Find out more: www.bringbackheavymetal.co.uk 

#BringBackHeavyMetal was created by Ecosurety and Hubbub to encourage people to take part in a battery amnesty in October 2017, and drop their batteries off at their nearest collection point. Backers include Asda, BatteryBack, B&Q, Currys PC World, The Entertainer, GP Batteries, Morrisons and M&S. If you are interested in supporting the campaign in 2018 please get in touch [email protected]  

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