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PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE
SECTION 15000-15001



15000.  This division shall be known, and may be cited, as the Dry
Cell Battery Management Act.



15001.  The Legislature hereby finds and declares as follows:
   (a) On the basis of available scientific and medical evidence,
exposure to toxic materials, including mercury, cadmium, and lead, is
of significant concern to human health and safety and to the
environment.
   (b) The presence of toxic metals in certain dry cell batteries is
of special concern, in light of the substantial quantity of used dry
cell and rechargeable batteries that are discarded annually, and the
potential health and environmental consequences associated with that
disposal.
   (c) It is in the public interest to reduce or eliminate the
quantity and toxicity of metals in dry cell batteries, to recycle or
properly dispose of rechargeable batteries which contain toxic
metals, and to educate the public concerning the collection,
recycling, and proper disposal of those batteries.
   (d) Manufacturers and dealers of rechargeable batteries should be
encouraged to promote the recycling and proper disposal of used
rechargeable batteries through retail displays and collection
programs.
   (e) The use of uniform labeling requirements for rechargeable
batteries, rechargeable consumer products, and product packaging will
assist in battery collection and recycling, and thus benefit human
health and safety and the environment.


State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > California > Prc > 15000-15001

PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE
SECTION 15000-15001



15000.  This division shall be known, and may be cited, as the Dry
Cell Battery Management Act.



15001.  The Legislature hereby finds and declares as follows:
   (a) On the basis of available scientific and medical evidence,
exposure to toxic materials, including mercury, cadmium, and lead, is
of significant concern to human health and safety and to the
environment.
   (b) The presence of toxic metals in certain dry cell batteries is
of special concern, in light of the substantial quantity of used dry
cell and rechargeable batteries that are discarded annually, and the
potential health and environmental consequences associated with that
disposal.
   (c) It is in the public interest to reduce or eliminate the
quantity and toxicity of metals in dry cell batteries, to recycle or
properly dispose of rechargeable batteries which contain toxic
metals, and to educate the public concerning the collection,
recycling, and proper disposal of those batteries.
   (d) Manufacturers and dealers of rechargeable batteries should be
encouraged to promote the recycling and proper disposal of used
rechargeable batteries through retail displays and collection
programs.
   (e) The use of uniform labeling requirements for rechargeable
batteries, rechargeable consumer products, and product packaging will
assist in battery collection and recycling, and thus benefit human
health and safety and the environment.



State Codes and Statutes

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > California > Prc > 15000-15001

PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE
SECTION 15000-15001



15000.  This division shall be known, and may be cited, as the Dry
Cell Battery Management Act.



15001.  The Legislature hereby finds and declares as follows:
   (a) On the basis of available scientific and medical evidence,
exposure to toxic materials, including mercury, cadmium, and lead, is
of significant concern to human health and safety and to the
environment.
   (b) The presence of toxic metals in certain dry cell batteries is
of special concern, in light of the substantial quantity of used dry
cell and rechargeable batteries that are discarded annually, and the
potential health and environmental consequences associated with that
disposal.
   (c) It is in the public interest to reduce or eliminate the
quantity and toxicity of metals in dry cell batteries, to recycle or
properly dispose of rechargeable batteries which contain toxic
metals, and to educate the public concerning the collection,
recycling, and proper disposal of those batteries.
   (d) Manufacturers and dealers of rechargeable batteries should be
encouraged to promote the recycling and proper disposal of used
rechargeable batteries through retail displays and collection
programs.
   (e) The use of uniform labeling requirements for rechargeable
batteries, rechargeable consumer products, and product packaging will
assist in battery collection and recycling, and thus benefit human
health and safety and the environment.


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