Trying to establish a non-profit workshop that will do rechargeable batteries recycling as well as rebuilding battery packs in electric vehicles, bikes and bicycles.
Having only electric vehicle does not make you a person that minds. Leaving your previous battery pack unattended or avoiding having them recycled, makes your and your kids future darker that it seems on the first sight.
Battery packs we usually have in our battery compartment is Li ion type. These are highly flammable, and highly toxic if not recycled. Putting them in recycling center inside its container (mobile phone, audio/video player, navigation, e-bike, hoverboard etc.) and not getting them out before placing e-waste on their piles, you make a significant mistake and put the recycling center on danger. Highly developed countries, where kids learn how to recycle, are far away onward but 3rd world countries in Africa, Asia and even in Europe, make the nature highly intoxicated.
This story become more interesting having in mind that used things, not getting put in e-waste, commonly finish their lives in these countries becoming a standard waste and having been buried into soil. Opening and disassembling any device to extract the battery is not so hard but, commonly, not so user friendly so, it is not quite often to see that one opens electronic device and put the batteries in appropriate recycling bin.
In Bosnia, European country, these issues are well addressed but no one takes care. A lot of electronic devices are thrown away, together with their toxic content. Unfortunately, together with batteries, different poisonous liquids are converted in simple waste and can be buried into the soil.
My future craft workshop should give its contribution to make the future healthier by rebuilding battery packs for free, changing only battery elements that are completely exhausted and getting them rebuilt with a minimum of waste. This is not a trivial job and calls for special tools and working place. In the same time, failed cells should be kept in special containers that prevent cells to be pierced or incinerated, until adequate treatment could be possible.
These tools are pricey and hard to obtain, without significant funds. Your help wouldn't only help to me to establish a health business and functional workshop but would also make a significant and big contribution to Bosnian people to obtain a cheap and easiest way to dispose off poisonous things and live easier through renewed devices as well as healthier and cleaner nature.