Over 33 million pounds of batteries are sent to landfills every year in the U.S. Replacing disposable batteries with rechargeable batteries is not only good for the environment, but it will save you money! Who doesn't want some extra cash on hand?
But when should I use rechargeable batteries? Are there instances where it's still better to use non-rechargeable batteries? Let's explore battery options and when to use rechargeable batteries to both save the environment and your wallet.
If you prefer non-rechargeable or standard batteries, they may be the perfect choice for low-drain products that tend to use power occasionally or very low power over a long period of time. Examples of low-drain products include:
Instead of running through disposable batteries very quickly, essentially wasting batteries and money, buy rechargeable batteries. You'll save yourself money and time in the long run.
Rechargeable batteries have less of an impact on global warming, air pollution, and water pollution when compared to standard batteries. They also save you money because they are reusable, paying for themselves over time. In fact, many rechargeable batteries on the market today actually last longer with a single charge than most disposable batteries. With that kind of performance, money-saving aspects, and environmentally-friendly benefits, rechargeable batteries are a powerful idea!
Rechargeable batteries work very similar to regular disposable batteries because they both produce a current or energy the same way. However, rechargeable batteries can complete this action in reverse. They can start with full power and give off energy, but they can also start without power and take in energy to restore the battery's charge.
Most rechargeable batteries are lithium-ion (LiOn), but others include nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) and nickel-cadmium (NiCd).
As you've no doubt realized, rechargeable batteries can save you money, are overall better for the environment, and they can even last longer per charge than most disposable batteries. When you're ready to make the switch to rechargeable batteries, you can find them at your local Do it Best store, or on doitbest.com.
9V RECHARGEABLE BATTERY
Item # 800903
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2PK C RECHARGE BATTERY
Item # 828876
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2PK D RECHARGE BATTERY
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