4 ways to Green Your Batteries
Powering up all the portable gadgets in our lives with conventional household batteries then dumping them in landfills can create a toxic mess. Take the greener route–use rechargeable batteries and recycle those that are spent.
Rechargeable batteries cost more than disposable alkalines, but pay for themselves over hundreds of charges and keep batteries out of the waste stream.
Though not available everywhere, recycling reduces the number of batteries going to landfills or hazardous household waste disposal facilities.
Using the sun to charge your batteries may take a little longer but it’s the greenest option. Surprise, surprise, it'll also cut your recharging expenses, too.
Knowing how to treat your batteries, whatever kind they are, can extend their lives, which saves you money and keeps batteries from being wasted unnecessarily.