Hants North students collecting batteries to save lives in developing countries

CCRCE News: 
Tuesday, February 3, 2015

 Students at Hants North Rural High School are participating in "Recycle for the Planet. Recycle for Life. Zinc Saves Lives." campaign. So far, students have collected over 2200 batteries to recycle for this campaign- that’s enough zinc to save the lives of 13,200 children in developing countries. Collection will continue until the end of February.

Each year, 450,000 children die due to complications associated with zinc deficiency. One AA battery contains the amount of zinc that can save the lives of six children. 

Vancouver-based diversified resource company, Teck, has partnered with Call2Recycle to help keep batteries out of landfills and help get zinc to those who need it most. For every battery recycled, Teck will donate the equivalent value of zinc recycled to UNICEF in support of theiir Zinc & Health partnership in India.