Canadians Expected to Discard 500 Million Batteries by 2010

Date: April 10, 2007

Source: News Room

A new study by Environment Canada concludes that Canadians will throw away 495 million batteries per year by 2010, up from 347 million in 2004. The consequence of this trend is ever higher levels of toxic wastes entering the waste stream. The report points to consumers' increasing use of electronic gadgets that use batteries. The batteries in turn, contain toxic substances such as lead and mercury.

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