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Rayansh Bhavit determined to be an environmentalist within the second grade. He began serving to run a community of battery recycling drop-boxes which have recovered nearly 150,000 batteries since 2019 via RecycleMyBattery.org, a bunch of greater than 150 youngsters.
The Edison, New Jersey, group, which is sponsored by Call2Recycle.org, was based by Nihal Tammana in 2019. They’ve positioned bins in native faculty district buildings, libraries, sports activities facilities, and temples within the space. Its on-line battery training program has reached about 2 million individuals.
“It’s excessive time for all of us to work collectively on saving Earth in several methods we are able to,” Rayansh stated. He helps acquire and ship crammed bins for processing. “If we begin doing one thing to save lots of earth right now, perhaps tomorrow seeing you another person can be a part of. Just like how we’re doing collectively now.”
Rayansh and the RecycleMyBattery.org crew are encouraging everybody to recycle batteries on February 18, dubbed National Battery Day by an trade group, Battery Council International. The youngsters are additionally asking individuals to talk up after they see batteries thrown within the trash and to assist unfold information about the advantages of recycling. Taking motion can begin at any age, and rapidly make a distinction for the planet.
“A small drop within the ocean could make an enormous distinction on the planet,” stated Rayansh, explaining that his aim is a world with out battery waste going to landfills. “I’m only a drop within the ocean. If extra individuals get added it could actually actually make an enormous distinction. For this, we wish help from all the youngsters throughout the globe.”
Take a lesson from Rayansh, Nihal, and all the youngsters at Recycle My Battery on February 18: Clean out your outdated batteries and drop them at a accountable recycling location near you.
Feature picture courtesy of Recycle My Battery.