Reducing the Environmental Impact of Batteries
It seems as though everywhere you look, you are being encouraged to do more for the environment and become more eco-friendly. Whether it’s at the top of your priority list or not, it is becoming easier to reduce your impact on the environment.
You can’t avoid using batteries; they are in almost every household device, from your television remote to the clock on the wall. With that in mind, there are a few ways you can make sure you’re using batteries in a more environmentally friendly way.
Use rechargeable batteries
Rechargeable batteries have quickly become a very convenient way to power your everyday devices. Often available in packs of 4, rechargeable batteries can be reused hundreds of times simply by recharging them.
We have a huge range of rechargeable batteries in different sizes with various capacities, so you’ll find the right battery for a range of applications. If you use devices like DAB radios, digital cameras or children’s toys that require constant power, rechargeable batteries can offer significant benefits.
Using rechargeable batteries is not only a cost-effective way to power your devices, but is also better for the environment. This is because you are not recycling your batteries after just one use, which in turn means you are reducing waste.
Buying less plastic
You have probably seen the backlash supermarkets have received over unnecessary use of plastic packaging. Reducing your plastic waste is a great way of being more environmentally-friendly.
With that in mind, GP Batteries have recently redesigned the packaging of their GP Recyko rechargeable batteries. Previously, the packaging included plastic; it is now made from recyclable materials.
It is important to remember that you shouldn’t throw your old batteries in your household bin. Help the environment and recycle them! There are usually recycling banks for batteries in your local supermarket, making it easy to drop them off. We also offer a recycling point here at our warehouse.
All household batteries can be recycled. You can use this handy recycling locator to find out more about recycling specific items like batteries.