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Don't throw out your batteries over Christmas - give them to charity

Bosco says so.

Elsa Uibh Eachach, aged 1 from Blackrock is pictured with Bosco at Aldi in Terenue.
Elsa Uibh Eachach, aged 1 from Blackrock is pictured with Bosco at Aldi in Terenue.
Image: Shane O'Neill Photography

THE BATTERIES YOU take out of older toys or remotes over this period could help sick children.

Irish people are expected to generate 20 million waste batteries today alone and many more across the Christmas period.

Those batteries can go to a good cause, however, with WEEE Ireland teaming up with Aldi and the LauraLynn Hospice.

Members of the public can get a My Battery Box from Aldi stores, fill them with batteries and bring them back to their local school, retailer or civic amenity site.

For each battery collected, WEEE will make a donation to LauraLynn.

WEEE’s Leo Donovan says the boxes “give people the chance to give back”, while special ambassador Bosco says you should help out.

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”I am delighted to leave my box once again this Christmas to get on the road to spread the importance of recycling batteries, not just for our environment but for the children in LauraLynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice.

“All the children there are my friends and I really hope Ireland can pull together over Christmas and collect waste batteries in the new blue battery boxes.”

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