Eco Friendly, Green Batteries – Rechargeable Batteries
Posted by Norman Fong
Rechargeable batteries are a good way to power all those gadgets and small items. No need to recycle a battery every time it runs out.
Hi capacity NiMH rechargeable batteries are good for digital cameras that use AA or AAA batteries. Some portable music players use AA or AAA batteries. Radios, and other electronic devices can use these NiMH batteries because of their long life and optimal power per charge cycle. These batteries have minimal memory charging problems.
Top rated Sanyo Eneloop 4 Pack AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries and charger run about $18, $11 without chargers. Regular AA batteries cost about $5 for a 4 pack, making payback time pretty short.
Do not run rechargeable batteries down till they are fully exhausted. Try to buy a smart charger that can trickle charge batteries to extend their lifetime.
All rechargeable batteries should be recycled when you need to disposed of them.
A Battery Regenerator for regular Alkaline AA, AAA, C, D & 9-Volt Batteries is available to recharge regular batteries. It is a hit or miss product though.
Fuji Eco-Friendly EnviroMAX Batteries
Fuji has new Environmentally-Friendly EnviroMAX Batteries that will not harm the Earth if disposed through normal waste systems. They contain no mercury, cadmium, or PVC. You can buy them online from them and look for them all over the place, very soon.
Batteries should always be recycled, not tossed in the trash. We see this as a step in the right direction especially for those not enlightened enough to do the right thing.
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