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Standard User DIOGENES
(member) Tue 03-Jul-12 09:01:44
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BATTERY DISPOSAL


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I now have 2 old batteries from G4 iBook for scrap.

Is there anywhere to get rid of these in a "green" way?

I notice that with all the wonderful technological advances in battery design we hear about, the life of the batteries has gone down from 5 years to 3 years, over the period 2004 to 2012.
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Standard User greenglide
(committed) Tue 03-Jul-12 09:19:52
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I beleive that the retailer / manufacturer has a responsibility for this as well as the local authority.

The reason that the life of these batteries has gone down is largely because the cells are smaller and lighter to meet cunsumer demand, are manufactured down to a price, sold at a large margin (it is Apple after all but all manufacturers do this) and the compromise they arrive at doesnt have a terribly long lifetime.

Lithium Ion cells don't like living in a hot environment (and laptops are hot!) and are a limited number of charge / discharge cycles.

If you don't use the battery all the time one of the recommendations (I havent tried it so I can't guarantee it) is to have it 80% charged and keep it in a plastic food bag in a fridge at around 5 degrees!

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Standard User metalhead41
(knowledge is power) Tue 03-Jul-12 09:22:04
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Your local recycling centre should have a section for battery disposal...

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Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 03-Jul-12 09:23:30
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Any large electrical retailer should accept these for recycling. Take them to your local PC World.

Edit: Here's a link to find your nearest battery collection point.

Edited by AEP (Tue 03-Jul-12 09:26:25)

Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 03-Jul-12 11:45:24
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Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 03-Jul-12 11:46:47
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Standard User w4man
(freechataholic) Tue 03-Jul-12 19:10:09
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Not much help to you, but our weekly recycling collection takes batteries.
Standard User Alex1M6
(regular) Tue 03-Jul-12 19:24:03
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Local recycling center perhaps?
Standard User NilSatisOptimum
(committed) Tue 03-Jul-12 19:34:58
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