Battery

Thinking green with batteries

Adopting responsible practices that reduce the e-waste stream while making economic sense can positively influence consumer brand preferences By Thomas BlahaPresident, Memory Protection Devices Product designers and procurement professionals need to be mindful that successful brands demonstrate a strong commitment to environmental protection and sustainability. This commitment starts by addressing the growing problem of used alkaline batteries, as Americans purchase nearly 3.3 billion alkaline cells annually: a staggering amount that can be cut significantly by substituting rechargeable batteries and battery holders. This environmentally-conscious...

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Taking batteries green

By Thomas BlahaPresident, Memory Protection Devices Rechargeable and replaceable battery technologies offer important long-term environmental benefits Growing concerns about such issues as peak oil, climate change, carbon emissions, ozone layer depletion and industrial pollution have raised alarms among consumers, business owners and policymakers worldwide.As more information becomes available about the long-term effects of environmental degradation caused by ou industrialized society, governments and industry associations worldwide will be forced to start taking increasingly pro-active measures to help protect the future of our...

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