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Go Green With Rechargeable Batteries

August 14, 2008 by  

green rechargeable batteries

Most electronics use some sort of battery such as standard alkaline batteries. While these batteries appear to be cheap, they really aren’t in the long run. Some electronics drain the batteries quicker than others (especially the high powered gadgets we have in this day and age) and depending on the quality of the battery, some will be sucked dry quicker than you can say “crap”. This means that you’ll probably have to be buying batteries again within a short period of time. Not only does this add up in your wallet, these batteries will only pile up in some sort of landfill later on, which when you think about the billions of batteries leaking acid into the ground, that can’t be good for the Earth. Regular batteries are for one use only and once the energy has been drained out, it’s time to throw them out and get new ones. This is definitely not environmentally friendly, and certainly not “green”.

Luckily there is a very economical and eco-friendly solution to this. By using rechargeable batteries you not only save money, but the environment as well! They are also not as expensive as you think. For less than 30 dollars you can probably pick up a set of rechargeable batteries along with the charger. This is a small investment as most of these batteries can be recharged about 1000 times. Sony Rechargeable Battery

I have personally not recharged a thousand times, but I have at least recharged mine 100 times and so far no problems. Keep in mind that after so many charges, the battery’s life span will begin to shorten, which is to be expected. But this obviously only occurs in the later stages. When compared to regular batteries, the life span is much, much longer.

I’ve been using rechargeable batteries for some time now and have saved a great deal of money. When my calculator, remote control, and game controller batteries run out I simply pop in a charged set of batteries that are waiting for me on the charger. It’s a shame that not everyone uses rechargeable batteries, as it’s estimated that if everyone did so, it would prevent approximately 3 billion single use batteries from going to the landfill every year, which if you really think about it – is quite a few batteries. According to statistics, the average household can save up to $200 by using rechargeable batteries. So next time you’re thinking about getting a pack of Energizers or Duracells to use in your $300 remote, think twice about it and instead get some batteries that you can use over and over again. Not only will you be doing your part to go green, but you’ll feel darn good about it too!

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