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Batteries Don’t Belong in the Trash | Anirudh Suri | TEDxYouth@SanDiego
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Added Jul 13, 2016
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At just 14 years old, Anirudh Suri is leading a revolution, one cell at a time. The goal of his program, ONE CELL, is to reverse the cycle of incorrect battery disposal, and promote recycling and eco-friendly disposal practices.
Anirudh started ONE CELL, a battery collection and recycling program aimed at schools, with two clear goals: to create awareness for why and how, we should recycle used alkaline batteries responsibly, and to engage with thousands of students across the nation and get the students involved in battery collection. Because almost all batteries are made with a combination of heavy metals and toxic chemicals that can leak into the environment, including the groundwater, around landfills, battery recycling is one of the most important forms of recycling.

TEDxYouth@SanDiego is an independently organized TEDx event designed by youth, for youth to bring the power of big ideas to the youth of San Diego -- and the world. http://www.TEDxYouthSanDiego.com

Anirudh Suri started ONE CELL, a battery collection and recycling
program. ONE CELL is a battery collection and recycling program
aimed at schools, with two clear goals: One, to create awareness for
why and how, we should recycle used alkaline batteries responsibly,
and second, to engage with thousands of students across the
nation and get the students involved in the act of battery collection.
Battery recycling may just be one of the most important forms
of recycling you need to keep the environment healthy. Because,
almost all batteries are made with a combination of heavy metals
and toxic chemicals that can leak into the environment, including
the groundwater, around landfills, dealing with battery disposal in a
responsible way is absolutely essential.

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