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Empty battery shells...
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What do you all do with your empty laptop battery shells? My recycler won't take them. They take individual cells, the battery electronics, but the shells are apparently no good without the cells. Sometimes I feel like I live in the land that progress forgot.

I hate to throw them in the landfill. I'm thinking I might melt them down and make knife handles or something out of them.
-Mike G
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(09-08-2017, 05:46 AM)rebelrider.mike Wrote: ...but the shells are apparently no good without the cells....

Put the dead cells back in them?  Big Grin
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Well, by my local law they are considered waste and belong in the bin together with the rest of the usual household waste. They aren't product packaging either so they are not qualified to go into the recycling bin with the rest of the plastics. The system is a bit stupid and has been like this for years. Yours is probably not much better as it seems.
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Melt them down and make something more useful from them. That is, if you have the time and tools/skills
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Plastic goes to plastic bin. Electronic to electronic and battery to battery

My recycler is totally fine with that and he is happy to get them even better sorted when i come back
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