Whiteboard style illustrated videos are a great way to break out of the Sea of Sameness so common in today’s media landscape. We called upon the artistry talent of Doug Morris to create the images and lead editor Jason Wada to bring them to life. This spot for Recycled Batteries & CFLs is just one of a series we produced to showcase the efforts of the Santa Clara County Hazardous Waste Program team in their efforts to encourage recycling.
Safe Management of HHW
To avoid the potential risks associated with household hazardous wastes, it is important that people always monitor the use, storage, and disposal of products with potentially hazardous substances in their homes. Improper disposal of HHW can include pouring them down the drain, on the ground, into storm sewers, or in some cases putting them out with the regular trash.
The dangers of such disposal methods might not be immediately obvious, but improper disposal of these wastes can pollute the environment and pose a threat to human health. Certain types of HHW have the potential to cause physical injury to sanitation workers, contaminate septic tanks or wastewater treatment systems if poured down drains or toilets. They can also present hazards to children and pets if left around the house.