It's easy to buy rechargeable batteries and battery recycling points can be found in most shops, yet a staggering 178 million used batteries are hoarded in UK homes.
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.
Dig out your old household batteries
and bring them back to be recycled.
1. DIG OUT YOUR USED BATTERIES
Where are your batteries hiding? In every home there is a drawer, a cupboard or a remote control where used and discarded batteries linger.
2. FIND YOUR LOCAL BATTERY RECYCLING POINT