Save Money and Keep The Environment Clean By Using Rechargeable Batteries

People around the world use billions of batteries per year. Batteries are one of the most incredible inventions of the Modern age, giving life and power to gadgets which make our life easier. We use them everywhere – toys, cameras, radios, remotes, watches, torches, mobile phones, laptops, MP3 players, etc. Sadly, most of these small, portable reservoirs of energy end up at the landfill shortly after they have been bought, damaging the environment and wasting their owner’s money.

The life of disposable batteries depends on the intensity of use but once they are dead we can not reuse them. So it is a 100% non-refundable investment. Normally people are not aware how much they spend on batteries because the price of one battery is around 1 dollar or even less and they do not feel it as a big expense. But if we calculate the total amount of money which we give for the luxury of having electricity everywhere, we will realize that they are not that cheap.

The fact that we use mostly primary batteries (for single use) and then we throw them away is not only expensive and wasteful but it is also harmful to the environment. They are made from different chemicals which react to each other and produce energy. Some of these chemicals, such as cadmium and nickel, are extremely toxic. The worst thing about these electrical cells is that the bigger part of them is not recyclable and should be kept stored and disposed of in a special place. When these dangerous chemicals come into nature, they can cause water and soil pollution and endanger plants and animals. Cadmium damages soil micro-organisms and affects the degradation of organic matter. It can also accumulate in fish, which reduces their population and makes them unsuitable for consumption. Even if you forget throwing away the battery soon after that, eventually its poisonous chemicals will come to your or someone else’s food.

Fortunately, there is another type of batteries. Secondary batteries are rechargeable and can be used over and over again. They are usually nickel-cadmium, nickel-metal hydridе or lithium-ion. Secondary batteries are found in mobile phones, cordless phones, cordless drills, laptops and computers, shavers, digital cameras, video cameras and house alarms. Reusable batteries are a bit more expensive than disposable batteries and you have to buy a charger but you can count on them for years. The average price of one piece is 2 dollars, which is not that costly compared to the price of single use batteries. The price of chargers could vary but the experience of many users shows that15 to 20 dollar chargers are completely appropriate for the needs of every household. Investing 30 or 40 dollars in set of rechargeable batteries and charger will satisfy your need for portable electrical energy over the next years. And you’ll keep nature cleaner.

That’s just one way to protect the environment by saving money. Even if you don’t want to invest in rechargeable batteries considering that you are not using so much stuff, powered by cells, don’t forget to throw away your single use batteries in the designated bins.