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 @Marine Hardware  @joeyde819 Finally...someone is listening.....My local scrap yard realized the potential and is now making a small fortune on the alkaline's, interesting though it has to be profitable for people to take notice. Hey but at least I now have a place to take them to. And as a side note my kids and I get paid inreturn 8 cents a pound.  They buy it as steel so I cant argue. at least I found a home for them and not the ocean or just burying them.

1 year, 11 months ago on Time to Charge Up Your Batteries!

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my kids and I collected used alkaline batteries from our neighbors for a year and a half we filled 13 one gallon milk containers.  It then took us 6 months to find a place to recycle them correctly.  All we hear is they are alkaline the are safe to throw in the trash.  One our our local scrap yards take them alon with car batteries etc... and are then sold off for the metals, lead, nickel, cadium etcc..... why make it hard to recycle something that is all heavy meatls and not collect and bury them in the desert in 5 gallon drums......and answers for me would be great......the only way to save the ocean and the earth is across the board recycling availability in all states and do the actual recycling on us soil so it dosent get shipped out and dumped by these other countries....

2 years, 1 month ago on Time to Charge Up Your Batteries!

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 @joellen I echo your sentiment. I get tired of the "what differnce does is make, or whats one bottle".......typical answer of people who feel the goverment ( federal state or local are the immediate problem solvers)....It kills me to see recycling bins next to trash cans and where do you think the average person places there item//////????? thought so......and another side note, on a trip to the east coast of florida last year....in a ten minute walk......And I stress ten minutes because in that time my trash bag was filled with plastic.....that days main culprit...TOOTHBRUSHES..........go figure.....................

2 years, 2 months ago on Plight of Albatross Inspires Scientist to Clean Up Beaches

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The sight of plastic is never ending. And at times I feel I am fighting an up hill battle.  Any time I hit the local beach here in sarasota, Fl I always have my trusty trash bag. I have picked up at any given time an average of 30 plastic bottle's most of which are found above the tide line so I know the visitors to the beach are some of the problem.  Over 300 bottle caps ( metal and plastic) this year alone thanks to the beach bars and the fact most florida towns allow alcohol on the beach.  And numerous other items.  People give me weird looks but it is my personal battle to give my kids a better place.  I even take home the trash and sort out the recycleables metal and plastic accordingly so they dont end up in a land fill.   And i have seen 1st hand how plastic is destroying sea life from the birds to the turtles to the manatees pick up sand on any beach , I guarantee you have plastic in your hand. It used to be sea glass when i was a kid. Now its sea plastic....................................

2 years, 2 months ago on Plight of Albatross Inspires Scientist to Clean Up Beaches

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