About 3 billion batteries are thrown away by Americans each year. If you're reading this, you probably have some sort of device, which means you also probably have e-waste lying around in your house. Things like keyboards, batteries, headphones, fridges, toasters – these all are considered household e-waste. The biggest threat of household e-waste would be batteries. They're so small – it's so easy to just forget about them or not notice that one battery chilling in the corner of your house. Even if you do notice them, you'd probably just throw them out. However, batteries are actually recyclable! Teens Against E-waste has started a One Million Batteries campaign that will award donors with rechargeable batteries in order to combat incorrect e-waste disposal.
Written by Joshua Lou, California, USA
How the Next Generation Can Help Solve the E-waste Crisis