Best Brains partners with Recycle My Battery to promote green habits
Every year, Americans purchase nearly 3 billion batteries, most of which end up in landfills. While in landfills, batteries corrode over time, leaking harmful chemicals into the ground. Best Brains Learning Centers and Recycle My Battery have teamed up to spread awareness of safe battery disposal.
"This is a nonprofit company aimed at reducing toxic waste by recycling used batteries," says Nihal Tammana, founder of Recycle My Battery.
Tammana is a Best Brains student, who along with his cousin Mihir Tammana, started the company in August 2019. In only three short months, they have safely disposed of over 2,000 batteries.
With the help of Call2Recycle, the nation's largest nonprofit recycling organization, Recycle My Battery will be providing designated battery drop-off boxes at Best Brains Learning Centers for students, teachers and parents to bring in their old used batteries for recycling.
Here, students will be able to learn the recycling process batteries go through and why it is so important to recycle. It's important to teach kids the importance of recycling at a young age to implement good habits and a better mindset for the future.
"We are thrilled to be partnering with Best Brains to provide an effective means to recycle used batteries across all of their centers," Tammana explained regarding the partnership.
"We're excited to share a new green initiative created by one of our own students, an initiative that will expose children to problems we face today while giving them the tools needed to help solve these problems and make a change," said Hana Adas, director of operations at Best Brains, which is headquartered in Arlington Heights.
To learn more about what you can do to help, visit recyclemybattery.org for more information.
Best Brains Learning Centers are located in Algonquin, Arlington Heights, Bartlett, Batavia, Buffalo Grove, Hoffman Estates, Lombard, Naperville, Niles, Palatine, Roselle, Schaumburg and Westmont.