Bring Back Heavy Metal is a campaign to get UK households to bring their old batteries to recycling points, since heavy metals found in batteries can be reused.
Household batteries contain heavy metals including lead, mercury, cadmium, zinc, manganese and lithium. The heavy metals found in batteries can be reused, however millions of batteries end up in landfill where they go unused and cause damage to the environment.
Battery recycling points can be found in many shops, yet a staggering 178 million used batteries are hoarded in UK homes, some of which are thrown out with the general waste in spite of warnings on batteries.
Anyone can locate their nearest battery recyling point by visiting the Bring Back Heavy Metal website, which provides information on collection points in your area.
The national battery recycling campaign, #BringBackHeavyMetal, was created by Ecosurety and Hubbub to encourage people to have an annual battery amnesty and recycle their batteries at their nearest collection point.
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea