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hipmum
« on: November 18, 2013 09:07:22 PM »

As we are gracefully aging hippies, hubs found out the hard way that a lot of loud music can damage your hearing, and of course that involves hearing aides with those pesky hearing aid batteries. You read about children and animals eating them and dying-yikes! They OF COURSE" don't make rechargeable batteries, and they have to be changed weekly.

I am left with cute little silver buttons filled with battery acid. Is there anything I can safely do with these things? Oh-they also are NOT recyclable
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funtobewith
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2014 01:45:21 PM »

OH golly... I'll have this problem VERY soon!

I guess save them up, and later you can paint them or not... and make things like people do with buttons or washers aka, glue them to canvas in monograms or shapes, might be pretty with a gradient of color or something like that...

Great question!
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steiconi
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2014 02:27:09 PM »

unfortunately, batteries are hazardous waste and can leak and damage whatever they touch.  I assume they could also poison plants and creatures. 
That makes them unsuitable for reusing as anything. 
Look for hazardous waste collection days or sites--they're often held once or a few times a year--and move them out of you life.

It's not as satisfying as reusing them for something clever, but it's a lot safer and better for the environment.
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