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.
Take a look at the following suspects and determine if their claims of ‘Eco’ friendliness pass the test of sustainability. Suspect #1: Emphasizes that NiMH Rechargeable batteries are the best sustainable option. Suspect #2: Claims that 4% recycled materials in alkaline batteries helps the environment. Suspect #3: Argues that alkaline batteries are made with no harmful chemicals making them the best option for the environment.
You might be asking yourself: Each suspect has valid claims, aren’t all options beneficial to the environment in some capacity? The short answer is yes, but that’s why it’s a mystery. Not all can be seen at first glance and you must dig a little deeper to determine which suspect has the best option for sustainability. Readers who chose Suspect #1 can give themselves a pat on the back.
NiMH rechargeables are the best option for sustainability. Reason being, there already exists a recycling program for rechargeables making it the best ‘Eco’ option by far. The 4% recycled materials battery and alkaline-only options fail in comparison. They do not provide consumers the optimal green solution or the best solution for their pocketbook.
Moral of the story: Be careful what you read into as ‘Eco’. Remind yourself that rechargeables from Rayovac provide hundreds of uses versus standard alkaline – a true representation of the term: ‘Eco’. Listen closely and you might hear Suspect #2 & #3 muttering: “We would have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for you meddling Earth Day enthusiasts.”