Battery Blitz Mission

Calling all Earth Rangers! Your next Mission has arrived. We’re challenging you to collect and recycle as many used batteries as you can. Keep reading to find out more.

 

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Watt is up with Batteries?

Batteries were first invented at the beginning of the 20th century (1900s) but weren’t widely used until about 60 years later. Today, batteries come in all shapes and sizes, and are used in a variety of electronics, like toys, remotes, cameras, even your game controllers.
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How do batteries work? When a battery is used, a reaction happens between the chemicals in the positive end and the chemicals in the negative end of the battery. This reaction produces the energy your electronics need in order to run.

 
 

The Problem

Since batteries provide energy for so many of the things we use every day, what to do with batteries once they are dead becomes a big problem. When batteries are thrown out in the trash, they end up in landfills where they add to solid waste and can also leak chemicals into the environment. These chemicals are not only harmful to us (humans), but to animals as well.Logo

 

Recycle your Batteries

When you recycle batteries properly, you are helping to prevent harmful chemicals from getting into the environment and hurting animals and our planet, but that’s not all! You’re also helping to provide recycled materials and parts that can be used to make new products we use every day, like new batteries and stainless steel pots in your kitchen!

 

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What you can do to help

1. Accept your Battery Blitz Mission and download your Mission Brief.
2. Start collect used batteries! Store them in a container or bag and use tape to cover the ends of each battery.
3. Visit www.earthrangers.com/missions, log in and click Battery Blitz to find your closest recycling station.
4. Drop your used batteries off at the recycling station of your choice.
5. Now that you’ve completed your Battery Blitz Mission, it’s time to celebrate! Let us know how you did.

Remember, you can’t recycle batteries in your regular recycling bin. They have to be recycled at a proper facility!

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125 Comments

  1. New Bee
    balugawhalehero says:

    Where is the special facility you need to take the batteries to?

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    Earth Rangers Reply:

    Great question! Ask a parent/guardian to help you find a place in your area that recycles old batteries. You can also use this Call2Recycle Locator to see if there are any facilities in your area: http://www.call2recycle.ca/locator/.

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    Wolf1012 Reply:

    I go to ikea.

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    New Bee

    Taylor-animals Reply:

    the first time i saw this mission i clicked accept mission right away i will do anything to protect animals across canada and i am so happy to be an earth ranger!

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  2. New Bee
    OWLS555 says:

    This looks like a fun mission and want to try it!

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  3. Forest Friend
    andrestar22 says:

    yohoooo! it’s back

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  4. New Bee
    nayla says:

    Wow

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  5. New Bee
    protectanimals2005 says:

    bring back the WILD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. Tree Hugger
    littledevil says:

    I love this mission I started it a while ago

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    Marhar9991 says:

    I love this mission . its a good its cool tow and you like recycling its great

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  8. New Bee
    lexiealleah says:

    how do I do this I have a box of batteries 2 of them but how do I say that I did this iv been saving batteries since I was 2 :)

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    Epic Earth Saver

    Earth Rangers Reply:

    Hi Ranger Lexiealleah! Wow – that’s incredible! If you visit our Missions page here: http://www.earthrangers.com/missions/, you can click on the “Battery Blitz” Mission to accept and complete the Mission by letting us know how you did! Once we’ve received your Mission Submission, you will receive a badge on your virtual Achievement Wall under the “Badges and Member Info” tab! If you have any further questions, please contact us at info@earthrangers.com!

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    PrinceOfDarkness says:

    Im 3 years old and just completed my first battery blitz mission! Im so because i collected 523 batteries with the help my mommy and nana! Im going to try to get more for my next mission!

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