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Recycling batteries now available at your nearest post office (Lithuania)

Type of organisation or company:

Country: 
Lithuania
City: 
Vilnius

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Project elaborated in partnership: 
Yes

Partners:

Scope:

Submitted by: 
Association of European Public Postal Operators (PostEurop AISBL)
Start/End date: 
01/2011
Ongoing: 
Yes

Type of funding:

Lithuania Post

Contact details

Description: 

Lithuania Post is encouraging residents to pay special attention to waste batteries containing hazardous materials (lead, cadmium, mercury etc.) that may contaminate groundwater and damage the environment and human health.

In cooperation with a private company, Lithuania Post made it possible for the residents to bring waste batteries to post offices and dispose of them in an ecological way. In post offices, residents can find special boxes for waste batteries disposal. The batteries are then collected and handed over for recycling to the company’s partner.

Main results: 

In 2012, more than half a ton of waste batteries was collected at post offices; hence, each post office accepted about 10kg of batteries. The project raises environmental awareness and develops waste sorting habits.