I admit, I still feel a lot of angst when I finish off a Duracell or Energizer battery and throw it in the trash. Even though, supposedly, it’s not as bad to throw them in the trash nowadays as it was before because there are fewer toxic chemicals that can poison wildlife or waterways, it just seems like a colossal waste that I’m throwing away a big honking piece of metal that’ll fill up landfills, may make an unpleasant meal for some bird or critter out there, and take years to decompose, if ever.
While I love about PerfPower Go Green Batteries is that they’ve really gone out of their way to make a battery that’s truly good for the environment.
First of all, the batteries are themselves made from recycled paper, plastic, and steel cans. There aren’t harmful chemicals like cadmium, lead, and mercury inside. Even the packaging is printed with eco-friendly soy ink. They’ve been tested and they’re comparable to “major brands”, which I assume refer to our favorite copper-top and bunny-friendly battery brands.
What’s very cool is that they have a recycling program, where you can enter the code on the back of your battery package onto their Web site. When you reach a certain a mount of points, you can print out a USPS prepaid shipping label to ship all your GoGreen batteries back in a small flat rate box (the postage alone is worth over $5.00).
Finally, if all this weren’t good enough for the planet, PerfPower will donate a portion to AutismSpeaks, bringing a whole new meaning to the word empowerment.
So the next time you reach for a copper or silver battery, consider going green!