I was wondering if anyone knows where you can dispose of batteries responsibly?
I've developed quite a stash over the year and was hoping I would stumble across a facility somewhere, but haven't found anything? Alternatively, are they of value to the rubbish collectors or anybody else?
The rubbish collectors (Bin Dippers) will have someone lined up for them, it's not cos their enviromently friendly or pro recycling, it's just everything has a price for it.
I know a guy who was speaking to a landfill expert over here from the US. As usual this guy was talking in jargon, and said the primary filters in Vietnam have by far the best efficience rate he has ever come across. When asked what the hell is a primary filter, the guy just said the "People", not much gets to landfill.
As was said above, everything has a price here.
If you would like to be responsible, simply separate your batteries from your trash, and hand them to the trash collector. He will sell them to someone who will recycle whatever is recyclable in a battery.
That hasn't changed. Because it works perfectly. Everything you throw away here is responsibly disposed of, because there are pennies to be made, and people who want those pennies.
There are 5 points in Hanoi where you can dispose of all kinds of batteries and electronical devises in an evironmentally friendly way and they will be recycled.
Here is a map:
Took me while to figure this out so i thought I might share this with you.
Hello there. I live in Hoang Mai district. I notice that at Big C supermarket at Artemis center, on Le Trong Tan street (right at the crossroad of Truong Chinh street and Ton That Tung street and Le Trong Tan str.), there is a box for disposing used batteries in front of the supermarket. The box reads about an environment protection program run by Big C itself. I hope this can be helpful. Thanks for going green! Cheers.