The Battery Project
Reuse, Reincarnate, Reinvent to stay green
Thank you Dr. Jane Goodall for the Grant!
Successfully reused 28,300 batteries
Saved 1470 pounds of batteries!!
Freshkills Park is the largest park to be developed in New York City in over 100 years. It is also the site of the Fresh Kills Landfill, which was the largest landfill in the world prior to its closing in 2001. Since then, the area is being developed as a wildlife haven and a park for recreation.
In 2016 on a discovery trip to Freshkills Park, we learnt how batteries can harm the environment and decided to do something about it.
Batteries make up 20% of the household hazardous materials in American landfills.
As the battery casing corrodes, chemicals leach into the soil and make their way into our water supply.
Eventually they reach the ocean and harm our marine wild life too. Infact, they adversely affect our entire ecosystem.
Please reuse, repurpose batteries, dispose responsibly and NEVER forget to recycle