MORE ABOUT THE PROS AND CONS OF BATTERIES

    Probably a lot of people do not know that the batteries we throw in the bin are one of the most dangerous pollutants of the environment. Today, they are everywhere, even on places many people would not consider – from the clock on the wall and the TV remote control to the mobile phone and the portable computer. Their ever-growing use has been generating immense quantities of heavy and toxic chemicals which are released in soil through waste and may lead to unforeseeable consequences in the future.

   What are the types of modern batteries, what is important to know about their use and storage?

TYPES OF BATTERIES

Alkaline batteries Zinc - air batteries
Mercury Batteries Zinc - chloride batteries
Silver - oxide batteries Nickel-cadmium batteries
Lithium - ion batteries Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries
Lithium - polymer batteries Thermal batteries
Zinc - carbon batteries Active water-batteries

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