Batteries

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.

  1. Buy rechargeable batteries and a charger

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    Rechargeable batteries cost more than disposable alkalines, but pay for themselves over hundreds of charges and keep batteries out of the waste stream.

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  2. Recycle your batteries

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    Though not available everywhere, recycling reduces the number of batteries going to landfills or hazardous household waste disposal facilities.

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  3. Buy a solar battery charger

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    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.

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  4. Extend battery life through proper care

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    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.

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