Jan 5, 2023
Hand holding several batteries

Americans buy about 3 billion batteries each year, half of which are AA and 30% AAA batteries for small electronics. Do you know which states require battery recycling? Do you know the different requirements for recycling rechargeable and single-use batteries? How about how long does the average rechargeable battery last? This Earth911 Quiz will get you thinking about your next battery purchase.

Making smart sustainable choices requires practice. Earth911’s weekly sustainability quiz helps you hone your ability to recognize earth-friendly products and services. Through your daily choices — from transportation mode to purchases to waste disposal — you can make a positive difference.

Originally posted on January 31, 2019, this quiz was updated in January 2023.

By Earth911

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