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Modern mobile batteries aren't toxic like their old-fashioned counterparts. Even so, new waste laws will make it illegal to dump any into landfill.

Tomorrow's high-spec power packs are likely to be lighter, smaller and more efficient. But recycling techniques might take years to catch up with the new materials they'll contain.



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Without a battery, your phone
Without a battery, your phone's a hunk of junk.
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