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We want people to stop disposing of batteries as burnable trash.

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A Yokohama recycling bureau official. The Yokohama municipal government is calling on people not to throw lithium-ion batteries in with other trash, as they have caused fires in the city at a record pace this year.

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Well, how about stop making everything we own need batteries? Won't be long your toaster needs two AA batteries so it can beep every time you push a button.

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People throw them away because they don't know what else to do with them. The cities need to make clear guidelines and have regular pick ups for these batteries. People don't want to keep them for months waiting for them to be collected.

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Then they're thrown in an incinerator and burned at night, like all Japanese incinerators.

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DisillusionedToday  07:09 am JST

People throw them away because they don't know what else to do with them. The cities need to make clear guidelines and have regular pick ups for these batteries. People don't want to keep them for months waiting for them to be collected.

Maybe that's the case where you live but don't assume the whole country does it like that: where I live batteries go out with the recyclables twice a month.

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In Yokohama, they accept them packed separately in a small plastic bag marked denchi - 電池- battery.

Most of the garbage collection points have instructions, as well as the municipal website, and the ward office resident guides.

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Yes, everyone or let’s say most people know that very well. It simply lacks an alternative used batteries collecting system. It has to be installed at places everyone can easily reach, be reliable for example accessible always or long hours, and of course also made known to the public by announcements or if it has to be with those cute yurukara mascot campaigns. Here and there a small collection box invisible or in the farthest corner of a shop, when everyone sees it, thinking, oops what a pity, I could have my batteries disposed here but didn’t know, that kind of random system obviously doesn’t work well.

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people want get boxes or cans where they dispose these batteries dear city council...do something!

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Several of the electronics store chains such as Edion have collection boxes for batteries and other electronic devices near their entrances.

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I take any used batteries to K's Denki whenever I happen to go there...

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People throw them away because they don't know what else to do with them.

People have been sorting their rubbish into burnable and non-burnable for years, and it seems pretty obvious that a battery is not burnable.

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