According to Battrec, a main recycling company of Switzerland, it is not a problem adding plasitc to the recycling process, because they need slag anyway. What happens is, the plastic packaging turns into slag. Most of the time, there is not enough plastics, so Battrec has to add some coal. The emission quantity remains the same. During the process the emissions get filtered and turn into energy.
1. Pulling on the strip brings out the battery and the sealing film gets ragged.
2. Used batteries can be inserted into the gap. Because of the ragged seal we can distinguish new batteries from the empty ones.
3. The whole packaging can be disposed in the recycling container.