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Old 08/08/2007, 08:08 PM   #76
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This site will provide you with local drop sites.


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Old 09/27/2007, 03:14 PM   #77
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All of this really ****es me off. Just left the beach and there's plastic bags in the water, on the beach, and all over the rocks, mixed with beer cans and other crap. While I get upset with the local homeless and fishermen on the beach, the problem is much bigger than the local threat. So I pull the trash that I can out of the ocean all the while realizing that it probably doesn't matter much. Maybe I help out a sea turtle or 2, who knows? Happy to recycle some batteries!


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Old 09/27/2007, 03:18 PM   #78
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Is there a place to recycle/dispose of non-rechargeable batteries? You know, the regular ones.


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Old 09/29/2007, 02:10 AM   #79
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umm... Radioshack, Bestbuy...


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Old 09/29/2007, 07:05 AM   #80
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While I get upset with the local homeless and fishermen on the beach, the problem is much bigger than the local threat. So I pull the trash that I can out of the ocean all the while realizing that it probably doesn't matter much. Maybe I help out a sea turtle or 2, who knows? Happy to recycle some batteries!
If everyone thought that their little contribution made a difference, and everyone made that contribution, there would be no pollution.
If everyone thought their contribution wouldn't make a difference, and decided not to make that contribution, we'd be up to our ears in garbage.
The problem could be much, much worse than it is now, but it could also be a whole lot better. Every time you toss something into a trash can, rather than littering, you help. If you pick up someone else's trash, you help more. When somebody sees you pick up another person's trash, and gets inspired to do so themselves, you begin to change the world.


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Old 09/29/2007, 11:59 AM   #81
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Dgenr8, I agree.


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Old 10/28/2007, 05:42 PM   #82
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Well said DgenR8 ! Well said.


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Old 10/28/2007, 06:06 PM   #83
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Thanks Larry and all others, I'll keep at it!


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Old 03/15/2008, 11:48 PM   #84
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you can also go to cell phone stores like Sprint, and just ask for a phone recycling bag, and drop them in and it's postage paid, so put it in the mailbox.


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Old 06/05/2008, 08:05 AM   #85
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Larry,
I could not agree more! When I see someone littering, I yell at them to clean it up, or just go clean it up myself! One person CAN make a change! Lead by example!!
I decrease my "footprint" every chance I get!! Re-usable bags for my groceries, bulk packaging for my foods, there are a million things you can do! And a million websites that will help you!!


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Old 07/30/2008, 12:10 PM   #86
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...Just wait until eco-friendly electric cars and hybrids become more popular. Will that mean even more battery dumping?

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The batteries in Hybrid vehicles are recyclable. Gas guzzling car salesman like to use this argument to steer people away from trying to do their part to keep this planet alive. I am currently looking into a system wind/solar that not only will power my house and take me off the grid, but also sell energy back to the electric company for a profit Payback is only 5 years and then my aquarium will be truly ECO-FRIENDLY

P.S. Taking care of our planet is not a political issue. It is about providing our children, grandchilden, etc. with a beautiful place to live



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Old 09/29/2008, 12:49 PM   #87
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A little really does go a long way, I just wish more people care about the effects of their actions....


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Old 09/29/2008, 01:53 PM   #88
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Yea a little does goes well in a long run, but people doesn't understand it because they think a little can do no harm. They don't understand the consequence in the long run and if thousand peoples team up together and throw one batteries improperly, then the ocean will be filled with toxin acid. In reality, that's what happen, they doesn't know that they are team up harm the world.

It's like walking a street, throwing a wrapper on the floor, saying it's just a small candy wrapper, but there are other trash on the floor too. Doesn't really understand that our planet is there home, home to everyone. Damaging our fragile ocean, the start of food chain, can lead to extinction of life.


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Old 01/19/2009, 10:20 AM   #89
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what people dont realize is that the coral reefs are not only a magnificent wonder of nature, but they also protect the shorelines from tsunamis, without a reef the tsunamis would not break and slow down; instead they would break right at the shore destroying much more than they already do today.


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Old 01/19/2009, 01:04 PM   #90
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what people dont realize is that the coral reefs are not only a magnificent wonder of nature, but they also protect the shorelines from tsunamis, without a reef the tsunamis would not break and slow down; instead they would break right at the shore destroying much more than they already do today.
Is that right? How do you know that?


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Old 01/19/2009, 03:55 PM   #91
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yes, totally true; a healthy gives an island coastline at least twice as much protection as a dead reef. check it out

http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/a...n=newsreleases


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Old 01/19/2009, 04:39 PM   #92
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Oh wow, that's really a saver.


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Old 01/26/2009, 07:49 PM   #93
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ok so if we all pick up trash the next time we see any .. the world will be beter off .. so do your part ,,, talk is cheap ..i promise to do mine!


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Old 01/27/2009, 02:48 PM   #94
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hahaha im turning 16 soon and I tried to get my mom to let me trade our station wagon that im going to get for a smartcar but she wont let me


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Old 08/16/2009, 12:26 AM   #95
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Thanks for the tip on where to recycle old batteries. I've got literally dozens of locations within 20 miles of my house. I will do what I can. Thanks.


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Old 12/06/2009, 11:48 PM   #96
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Just comes to show how much we really need the reefs.

What was the picture ? I can't see it


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Old 12/07/2009, 10:42 AM   #97
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I think on page 2 there is a link to the site where the picture was. It's been a while so I am not sure if they still have it? It was a pic of dozens of batteries from a lighthouse that had been discarded into the water.


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Old 12/08/2009, 02:00 PM   #98
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When I saw the title I was thikning the smaller batteries, not the ones used in cars. Invest in a battery charger and use Eneloop rechargeable batteries. They are the best out there. i use them in all my photography equipment. Everytime I see those sales bins with Energizer or Durcell non-rechargeable batteries, I cringe.


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Old 12/08/2009, 02:43 PM   #99
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Nice, that's interesting, I have never heard of that brand of rechargeable. I used to manage several battery stores, and we recycled everything. I agree the Duracell and Energizer is not very good, your paying for the advertised name, not quality.


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Old 12/08/2009, 02:48 PM   #100
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I buy them on eBay; usually an 8-pack for $30.


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