Battery Safety and Sustainability Education Fair

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Southside Blooms Flower Shop
6250 South Morgan Street
Chicago, Ill.
United States

Did you know that lithium-ion batteries can be recycled into new batteries? As part of the Be Nice To Your Device public safety campaign, the Electrochemical Safety Research Institute (ESRI) is partnering with Southside Blooms to educate, engage, and encourage communities to safely recycle their lithium-ion batteries.

Join us on Aug. 7 as Southside Blooms hosts a community education fair and battery collection drive, including pizza, prizes, and a safe place to drop off your lithium-ion batteries and devices for recycling.  

Southside Blooms Be Nice To You Device Ambassadors will share: 

  • Safe recycling demonstrations: Learn how easy it is to recycle your rechargeable devices and batteries for a safer, more sustainable community.
  • Safe recycling drop-off locations: We’ll help you find the drop-off locations nearest to your home for quick, easy, and safe recycling.
  • Why battery safety matters: From potential house fires to the risks of toxic chemicals, learn many of the reasons to be nice to your device.
  • Chances to win prizes: Bring a rechargeable battery or device to be recycled, and you’ll be entered into our raffle to win a prize. Bring your old electric toothbrush, remote-controlled toy cars, wireless headphones, handheld video games, or any other item that you need to plug in to recharge. You'll receive one raffle ticket for each rechargeable battery or device you bring, so the more you bring, the greater your chances of winning a prize! 

If you don't have a device or rechargeable battery to recycle, you can still win prizes! Make a short video (30 seconds or more) sharing what you’ve learned about lithium-ion batteries or a short PSA video about why it’s important to be nice to your device. You’ll have the opportunity to win prizes and be featured on our social media channels.