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What should not be thrown in the trash bin: items that pose a danger

Yulia PoteriankoLife
Waste such as batteries can cause significant harm to the environment

Recycling is one of the main habits for those who care about the environment and our planet. For the same reasons, it is important to know what not to throw in the trash can but to dispose of it properly.

OBOZREVATEL tells you what items should be recycled and which ones should be disposed of differently.

Batteries and accumulators

The chemical compounds contained in batteries, accumulators, or power banks tend to leak out of the case and directly into the soil and water. This is highly toxic pollution that does not biodegrade well and causes significant environmental damage. That is why all used batteries should not be thrown away but collected and recycled. Find out where the nearest recycling center is located.

Light bulbs

Modern energy-saving light bulbs often contain mercury, a dangerous toxic metal. They should be recycled well packaged so that they do not break on the way, and mercury does not escape. LED lamps need to be separated into parts made of different types of materials (plastic, metal, glass). In this form, they can also be recycled, so it is better to take them to recycling centers.

Medicines

Any medicines, even the simplest ones, contain chemicals that can be dangerous. Thus, antibiotics, once released into the environment, accelerate the development of resistance in bacteria. Therefore, experts advise reviewing the contents of your home medicine cabinet every 6 months and handing over expired, unnecessary, and simply unnecessary medicines to the appropriate collection point.

Household chemicals

Cleaning and detergent products contain quite aggressive and harmful compounds, such as toxic chlorine or caustic acids. In large quantities, they can be very dangerous. Therefore, expired products should not be poured down the drain but should be recycled.

Plastic bags

The bags we so generously wrap our purchases in do not biodegrade in nature. Instead, they can release toxic chemicals into the environment. Therefore, they must be recycled properly. To do this, you should take them to the appropriate recycling centers.

Aerosol cans

The problem is not so much in the cans themselves but in their ability to explode. That is why you should never pierce them to pour out their contents. It is very dangerous. The best way out is to take an empty or expired can to a recycling center.

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