Be Nice To Your Device

The Electrochemical Safety Research Institute (ESRI) is launching a national safe battery recycling campaign to educate, encourage and engage the public.
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Why we're urging you to Be Nice To Your Device

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  • To educate consumers about different types of battery chemistries, battery recycling, and the proper and safe disposal of lithium-ion batteries.
  • To encourage people to recycle products containing lithium-ion batteries safely and in the right manner.
  • To engage the public to act and throw the used batteries in the appropriate recycling bins in designated collection sites.

Watch and get involved

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4 simple solutions for battery safety and sustainability


Resist buying a new device until you really need one.


Opt for a trade-in program when you’re ready for a new device.


Never throw rechargeable batteries or devices in the trash. Always recycle them.


Visit to find a certified safe battery recycling drop-off site.

Questions? Contact us