Make the Drop Recycle Batteries AND G1VEAWAY
The impact on environment is something I am always passionate about. We have personally made changes in our lives to reduce our carbon footprint on the environment for future generations, including some major things like building our own home with energy efficiency and sustainability in mind. Reducing your carbon footprint can start with small things that make a big impact, like recycling used products and goods from your daily life. Our kids have always been avid recyclers with school programs and literature in place to teach the importance of preserving our most prized gift, the environment. Throughout the summer our kids have continued their regular recycling and sustainable living routines. Now that they are about to go back to school with new school supplies, daily alarm clocks ringing and lunchbox meals to contend with; it’s even more important to reiterate the importance of recycling and programs that are in place to assist you, like the Ontario based program called Orange Drop.
Every year consumers use batteries for numerous products from flashlights to remote control cars for the kids after which many people just hang onto the used batteries because they don’t know what to do with them or just toss them in the trash. The reality is that batteries have many harsh chemicals, such as mercury, lead and cadmium, that when placed in our landfills can seep into the group and further contaminate our drinking water, harming people, animals and the environment.
Used batteries have many useful materials that can be recovered and reused to produce new products or goods. In fact, it is much more efficient to recycle metals from used single cell batteries than mine it from the ground and recycling won’t deplete our resources. The truth is that used single use batteries still have life in them; they can easily be recycled conveniently at any of the 2,000 not-for-profit Make the Drop locations across Ontario and more being added every week. This back to school season, have “the talk” with your kids, the recycle talk. Changing the effect we have on our environment for future generations starts with you; start small and you will be surprised at how easy reducing, reusing and recycling will be in your daily life but the huge impact your actions will have on the environment. Make the Drop today!
Don’t forget to recycle those batteries with Make the Drop! This Lil Piglet, together with Orange Drop, is giving away a back to school pack to one lucky Canadian winner including:
· Wireless keyboard/mouse/alarm clock
· Portable, mini speakers
· Family pack of eco-friendly batteries
· Kid friendly watch
· Play and learn toy
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