Green Eco-Friendly Batteries

Every year over 15 billion batteries are produced and sold worldwide. Many are alkaline batteries which are discarded after a single use.  Fortunately, thanks to ongoing advances in both batteries and battery chargers, alkaline batteries can be replaced with higher capacity, environmentally friendly, batteries.

Here are a few to try:

FUJI EnviroMAX Batteries – Fuji is announcing a new line of Eco-friendly, high performance consumer batteries at CES. EnviroMAX batteries do not contain cadmium or mercury or any ingredients harmful to the environment, are packaged with recycled paper and fully recyclable PET plastic and can be disposed of through normal waste systems or in landfills as they degrade. Fuji is claiming equal or better performance/longevity to the major equivalent brands, and an affordable price.

SANYO eneloop NiMH BatteriesRechargeable, recyclable nickel-metal-hydride battery which is designed to be environmentally friendly while offering the user the convenience of a dry cell battery. The battery can be used immediately after purchase, like a dry cell, but without the disposal issues that accompany such batteries. Sanyo is setting up battery recycling centers at thousands of electronic retailers.

Green NiMH Batteries – Rechargeable Nickle Metal Hydride Batteries come in all sizes, ideal for digital cameras, portable music players, PDA’s and other portable electronics.

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