Our volunteers have organized a new action – “Collect batteries – save nature!”
The goal of the project is to draw attention to environmental protection. This action makes us think about how much harm used batteries do to the environment and therefore our health, too. Batteries contain mercury, nickel, cadmium, lead, lithium, manganese, and zinc, which tend to accumulate in living organisms, including the human body, and cause significant injury. A single battery, carelessly thrown in the trash can pollute about 20 square meters of soil with heavy metals.
The box for used batteries is now located by the entrance in Hesed.