Examining of portable batteries externalities with focus on consumption and disposal phases
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Keywords

externalities, used batteries, correlation-regression analysis

Abstract

Today, the problem of increasing negative environmental externalities related to waste
management, especially electronic waste, which also includes used household batteries and accumulators, is becoming increasingly acute. They cause significant damage not only to the environment but
also to public health when released into the environment without control. The purpose of this work is
to study the environmental and economic aspects and determine the external effects caused by the
consequences of the consumption of autonomous batteries. Correlation-regression analysis showed
that there is a link between indicators of domestic market filling of household batteries and the dynamics of mortality related to cancer. The study provides simplified calculations of external effects that
arise in Ukraine because of the consumption of household batteries due to the absence of a system
for their collection and disposal. The sum of the total external effects is determined, excluding losses
due to air pollution, water pollution, and agricultural losses.

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