Be Nice To Your Device

Recycle lithium-ion battery-powered devices today to power tomorrow

Why Be Nice To Your Device?

Li-ion batteries store a large amount of energy in a small amount of space. This makes them powerful, portable, and versatile, but it also means they can overheat, catch fire, or explode in the trash. Crushing a Li-ion battery can result in a fire or explosion. Toxic materials in Li-ion batteries also pose significant health and environmental risks if they end up in landfills.

Fortunately, materials inside Li-ion batteries can be safely extracted and reused when they are properly recycled. This can also contribute to shaping a more sustainable society, as components and materials from recycled devices can be repurposed. 


Take Action

With so many rechargeable technologies right at our fingertips, our personal actions can play a huge role in shaping a safer, more sustainable world. One action you can take right now is to look up your nearest certified battery recycling drop-off site. From rechargeable and single-use batteries, to e-bike batteries and cellphones, you can quickly and easily find drop-off locations at

About Us

The Electrochemical Safety Research Institute (ESRI) at UL Research Institutes conducts scientific research on the safety and performance of energy technologies, including lithium-ion batteries. Their work also engages and inspires people to safely recycle their devices powered by lithium-ion batteries.


Why don’t people do more to safely recycle their devices? The simple, most common answer is lack of awareness. Many people don’t realize just how easy it is to safely recycle lithium-ion batteries.

These quick and simple tools can help you spread the word with your friends, classmates, colleagues, neighbors, and beyond!


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