USBCELL re-usable batteries aim to help save you money, hassle as well as reduce battery waste.
From Feb 1st 2010 in the UK it becomes law for stores to help more with collection and recycle batteries - and elswhere in Europe with the EU batteries Directive. Similarly in the US - RBRC and Call2Recycle are trying to help reduce global batterty waste - which amounts to over 15 billion batteries in landfill each year. That's enough rubbish alkaline batteries to create a column of batteries to the moon and back.
USBCELL batteries help as can be recharged hundreds of times from USB ports on computers, laptops, games devices, hubs or in regular charger - so you don't need to find/carry one.
We've just 'We are bunnies and we really love you' to help raise awareness on battery recycling.
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USBCELL is the ultimate eco-friendly battery. It is tested up to 500 charge cycles to guarantee optimum reusable performance.
Last year we launched www.savebatterywaste.com in the UK as an advice site to help provide information and a colleciton point map for recycling of batteries.
Our research shows that normal rechargeable batteries are, on average, only used up to 10 times due to the unavailability of a separate charger when needed. USB ports, on the other hand, are frequently to hand by way of laptops, PCs, games consoles etc.
In the UK, 680 million batteries are bought each year. The average household uses 21 batteries per year. This creates an estimated 19,000 tonnes of general purpose batteries waste alone, of which less than,1000 tonnes are recycled.
The UK currently only recycles 2-3% of batteries, and has to recycle 10% by law in 2010, and 25% by 2012. So please help spread the word about the benefits of USBCELL as well as the 'We are Bunnies and we really love you" campaign.
Normal alkaline batteries are mainly disposed into landfill sites, which create significant toxic waste and environmental issues. As the battery casing corrodes, toxic metals such as mercury, cadmium and lead are released into the eco-system, giving rise to soil and water pollution, which may in the future cause serious health problems. Our oceans are already beginning to show traces of cadmium which can be toxic to aquatic invertebrates and can bio-accumulate in fish, and makes them unfit for human consumption. Another common compound used in batteries is nickel-cadmium, which is a known human carcinogen. There is also a significant carbon expenditure associated with the metal extraction, manufacture, transport, packaging, storage and retailing of disposable batteries that are rubbish after a single use.