What goes into making a battery? Batteries are produced from natural resources of elements of metals such as cadmium, cobalt, lead, lithium, and nickel (along with other rare earth elements). Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries have become popular because not only do they save money, but they also save resources as well. Due to the high consumption of batteries, maintaining these natural resources is important because they are a limited resource. This leads to the importance of natural resources and conserving them, which leads to exercising the recycling of batteries. Recycling batteries leads to about 51.3% savings in natural resources, and not only because of decreased mineral dependency but also because of reduced consumption of fossil resources and nuclear energy demands.
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