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The Fuji EnviroMAX Batteries debuting at CES

We’ve all heard that rechargeable batteries are the more environmentally friendly way to go.  The reasons a rechargeable battery would be better are fairly obvious.  You use them more times, so that’s less waste to go into the landfill.  However, this year at CES Fuji is claiming that they will be debuting an environmentally friendly non-rechargeable battery.  Which might not make it as good as a rechargeable, but would be better than nothing.

When batteries are tossed out they have harmful chemicals that get absorbed into the ground.  The Fuji EnviroMAX have created a battery that they are saying has no components inside that could be harmful to the environment when it’s left to rot in a landfill.  The batteries have no cadmium or mercury as well as no other types of heavy metal components and harmful substances.  The battery cylinders themselves are made of PET plastic.  The PET plastic is recyclable unlike steel, but PET does have some environmental issues of its own.  The packaging for the batteries are made of recycled and recyclable materials.  They are also said to last longer than alkaline batteries.  They will be available in AA, AAA, C and D models.

Source: GoodCleanTech