How many batteries are used in Australia each year?
How many batteries are in the average household?
- Even the family dog may have a battery in his collar to make sure he stays in the yard. So, how many batteries are in an average household? A household of just two people can have anywhere from 20 to 60 batteries in use at any time, but these days, we wouldn’t be surprised if more often than not this number is even higher.
How many car batteries are made each year?
- Nearly 99 million wet-cell lead-acid car batteries are manufactured each year. Mercury was phased out of certain types of batteries in conjunction with the “Mercury-Containing and Rechargeable Battery Management Act,” passed in 1996.
How much battery waste do you throw away each year?
- Household batteries that power cameras, wristwatches, smoke alarms and portable games and gadgets are so small they are considered by many to be throwaway items. Each year, Australians toss away about 8000 tonnes of used household batteries that end up in landfill.
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