Batteries are wonderful creations of contained power, but they use hazardous material to supply energy. Batteries can contain heavy metals and chemicals such as mercury and lead, which are harmful to humans and the environment. If thrown away, the toxins can leak in the landfills or incinerators and find their way into the air and water, posing a threat to communities and natural habitats in the area.
In this video, Mike Rowe tells you why a spent batteryís 18 lbs of lead, 2 lbs of plastic and a lot of lead acid need to be disposed of properly and 100 percent recycled. He shares details on how easy it is to do your part in protecting the planet by participating in the Cat Battery Recycling Program at your nearest Caterpillar dealer.