It can be tricky keeping up-to-date with all the latest recycling advice we’re given by the government and our local councils. This is often compounded by having several recycling bags for different products and for different days. However, getting into the habit can really make a difference.

We all have at least some experience of using household batteries. And we also know that we’re supposed to recycle them once they have been used. One big piece of advice we’re given is to refrain from putting batteries into our general waste. But why?

A large issue that results from binning batteries is they end up in our landfills, and, consequently, our environment. This has all sorts of implications for our natural surroundings, such as polluting our water supplies and damaging our ecological systems.

Fear not, however. We’ve created a handy infographic to let you know how to dispose of batteries safely and responsibly.