By Jason Middleton
Even if you do NOT count all of the studio equipment we record with, and only count the personal devices … I have five with me in the studio as I speak. Like with all technology, batteries give and they take. They take in the form of sparking fires.
A recent California Product Stewardship Council survey reported that of 26 surveyed waste facilities from all over California, 83 percent had a fire at their facility. Sixty-five percent of the reported fires were due to batteries. And if you factor in the finite amount of rare-earth minerals we have on the planet that these batteries require, battery recycling becomes almost an ethical responsibility issue.
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