If you think of all the batteries made over the last 100 years, I think we would be amazed at the staggering amount used and thrown away. Just to put things into perspective, this year we have used 3 billion in the US alone! And here’s a sobering thought, most alkaline batteries that we currently use go straight to the dump and eventually end up in the environment. This then affects our health while also having a bad environmental impact on other lifeforms we co-exist with.
Now I know rechargeables are a better option but once again at the end of their life span they head straight to the dump and again become toxic waste, so no real gain. So seeing a gap in the market and also looking at ways to improve the environment, enter the earthCell Battery.The earthCell batteries are a new type of battery technology called low self-discharge nickel metal hydride (LSD NIMH). The great thing is that these batteries last a very long time and when do finally give up the ghost, the company also leaves an envelope for you to post the battery back to them.
Once received, they will check them out to see if they can be revitalised and if not they will use the material inside to make new batteries. Check out the video to learn a little bit more about earthCell batteries.