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 problem. When batteries are thrown out in the trash, they end up in landfills where they not only add to solid waste, but they can also potentially release harmful chemicals into the environment.
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Recycle your Batteries

When you take your used batteries to a battery drop-off location, you’re keeping batteries out of landfills and helping to protect animals and the planet. 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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240 Comments

  1. Abigail2010 says:

    It was a great mission as I collected batteries from family and brought them to the library where i know they will be recycled. My brother had so many from his video games.

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  2. Justinthomas says:

    I really liked that so many people supported me and helped me reach 1343 batteries!! it was fun!

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  3. spinatecab says:

    Hi my name is Sofia and I’m 11 years old, I took up this mission because i wanted to help the environment.
    (it also seemed fun) I wanted to know what it felt like to complete my first mission and its very sad to know that people just throw away batteries in the trash but I actually did something about it! I went door to door and interacted with people to ask them if they had any dead batteries, and if I’m being honest it felt good!! I’m happy I became an EARTH RANGER!!! :-)

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  4. loganh9 says:

    It is so nice to recycle batteries, because it you do you can help animals and if you help animals you can help the environment.

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  5. Ranger-Finn says:

    We collected batteries from family and my dads work, and learned where we can recycle them close to home! We live in a small town and didn’t know that we could do it here! Mission complete!

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  6. Sharkboy08 says:

    We had a lot of fun collecting batteries from the neighbourhood, dad’s work and our home. I like helping the environment and animals.

    Romel

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  7. PrincessLaLa says:

    It feels good to save animals.

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  8. JacobVDV says:

    I think it’s pretty cool that recycled batteries help make knives, forks and spoons! I recycled 207 batteries!

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  9. BradyVDV says:

    My favourite batteries we collected were the AAA ones. They were so cute! I also liked putting tape on the end of them to prevent them from creating sparks.

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  10. WildCub says:

    I didn’t realize how many things we use today need batteries!!

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