Eco rant - Alkaline batteries
Posted 23 January 2012 - 12:26 PM
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 12:49 PM
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 01:29 PM
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 05:31 PM
Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:20 AM
I used to believe the same thing. No one does not want to be green
When it comes to alkaline batteries, many people incorrectly believe that they are a hazard to the environment when disposed in landfills. Sure it would be nice to have someone take apart each battery so that the metal could be reused but that is prohibitively expensive if the only goal is to use the metal and there is no other environmental saving. That would be similar to having some one remove each individual nail from the scrap that is sent to a landfill from a reroofing job. The ECO fee that would need to be attached to the purchase would be justified and would be way more money than the battery itself. Just be absolutely sure that you are not buying the cheapest batteries that you can find...i.e. Chinese made, so that you can trust the purity of the product. These may pose the biggest threat to the environment on both sides of the Pacific.
This is one manufacturer's recommendation.
"Our alkaline batteries are composed primarily of common metals—steel, zinc, and manganese—and do not pose a health or environmental risk during normal use or disposal."
Edited by gordo.bernard, 24 January 2012 - 07:23 PM.
Posted 24 January 2012 - 12:58 PM
INSPIRED BY my smart, I'm going to lounge around in a white Fiat 500 for a while. It is just crazy enough.
And now, our Volt is here!
Posted 24 January 2012 - 02:01 PM
Edited by lebikerboy, 24 January 2012 - 02:03 PM.
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