Rayansh Bhavit Boddu is vice president of Edison, N.J.-based RecycleMyBattery.org, a youth-led program that has collected 160,000+ batteries for recycling. Rayansh recently contributed an Earth911 article about the organization’s National Battery Day activities to encourage people to recycle batteries on February 18th. He and the 150 kids who’ve participated in RecyleMyBattery have collected more than 160,000 batteries of various sizes, which they send to the battery industry recycling organization, Call2Recycle, for processing.
Find out how the movement started and the results of this year’s National Battery Day efforts, and think about starting your own campaign for next year. Getting youth involved in environmental action is essential to creating the sense of empowerment and opportunity necessary to turn the economy toward sustainable outcomes. You can learn more at recyclemybattery.org.