For the dead lithium batteries, if it is handled improperly, the heavy metals contained in it will inevitably pollute the environment.
On the other hand, cobalt, lithium, copper and plastics in dead lithium batteries are valuable resources and have extremely high recycling value.
So, the scientific and effective disposal of dead lithium batteries not only has significant environmental benefits, but also has excellent economic benefits.
NiCD and NiMH batteries should be recycled properly. Do NOT throw these batteries in the trash. NiCD batteries are composed of approximately 20% cadmium, an extremely hazardous element which is environmentally detrimental. While NiMH batteries are environmentally friendly, the higher capacity NiMH cells still contain trace amounts of cadmium.