21, April 2015
Rayovac Reveals the Truth Behind the ‘Eco’ Friendly Battery
Earth Day was first organized in 1970 to promote the ideas of ecology, encourage respect for life on earth and highlight the growing concern over pollution of the soil, air and water. Often a mystery, the efforts of major corporations to produce a sustainable product are far and few between. The ‘Eco’ friendly alkaline battery is the latest mystery worth shedding light on.
First off, let us define ‘Eco’: [short for ecological] something that is environmentally friendly or sustainable. Manufacturers have long sought the preferred formula that gives consumers an alternative battery option that features sustainability. A testament to Earth Day enthusiasts worldwide, the acceptance of these ‘Eco’ derived formulas is based solely on benefit to the Earth, as it should be. More...
27, August 2014
Cloud nine can’t begin to describe it - the feeling you get when school is out and your summer plans can finally start. So much to do in a 3-month window that before you know it the final days of August have passed you by ending another summer chapter in the book you call life. And with a new school year fast approaching, the few remaining days of summer should be spent recharging your batteries.
Winding down from a fun-filled summer can be a tall task especially with all the back to school madness weighing heavy on your mind. The phrase ‘recharge your batteries’ fits perfectly in this scenario. On one hand, relaxation is key to overcome the dog days of summer, which can take a toll on your mind and body. The other scenario takes into account the tech devices you cherish most. They also need a fresh recharge before the new school year starts. More...
18, February 2013
Need a new battery for your hearing aid? Wondering about the quality of the mercury-free varieties on the market? Mercury-free batteries possess the same reliable power and performance as their less-green predecessors but with the added value of contributing to a cleaner environment. A “green” hearing aid battery does more than just keep mercury out of landfills. They also help customers comply with newly enacted legislation that has banned mercury-containing button batteries.
What's the Mercury Fuss All About?
Every discarded battery that isn’t mercury-free contributes to an unsafe environment. When a tossed-out battery begins to degrade, the mercury it contains will seep into the ground. That tiny bit of mercury will then combine with mercury seepage from other decomposing batteries. Eventually, the accumulation can creep into our drinking water and contaminate neighboring lakes and streams. Other disturbing results include the death of wildlife and deformities it can create in their offspring. More...