11 Jul '12, 6pm

It's About Time: Battery Manufacturers Plan Nationwide Recycling Program

It's About Time: Battery Manufacturers Plan Nationwide Recycling Program

The members of the non-profit Corporation for Battery Recycling, including five of the largest battery brands in the U.S., are planning the launch of a collection and recycling program for household batteries across the country next year. Batteries are incredibly useful in our wired and connected culture, but they also represent a conundrum for us as the end user. It's easy and cheap and convenient to buy new ones when they run out of juice, but what do you do with the old batteries? If the casual behavior that I've witnessed concerning batteries is any indication, the majority of them end up in the trash can and get buried in landfills with the rest of our waste. While great strides have been made in rechargeable battery technology, the vast numbers of batteries bought and consumed every year are the so-called 'disposable' kind (which are claimed by manufacturers to be "n...

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