Why do I need to recycle small batteries? Are batteries toxic? (With Bonus Video)

Household batteries contain toxic metals such as Nickel, Zinc and Cadmium. Some batteries even contain corrosive acids. When batteries are tossed in a landfill, they can erode landfill liners and leak into groundwater and neighbouring water bodies. Even though batteries are small, they can have serious impacts on our health and our environment.  

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