There are a lot of claims that rechargeable batteries are better than alkaline batteries, but are they really worth the extra cash?
Even the best batteries eventually run out. Powering our TV remotes, razors, toys, torches and other devices around the home, the average person throws away around 8 batteries a year.
But by switching to rechargeable batteries, you save yourself money and become a renewable energy user. In other words, you’re a friend of the earth!
Is it worth it?
There’s lots of discussion about whether recyclable batteries are worth it. The forum on MoneySavingExpert.com is one of many places it’s been discussed at great length.
While it undoubtedly looks cheaper to buy a standard pack of alkaline AA, AAA, C, D or 9v batteries, moving to rechargeables can actually cut down your spend on batteries over the course of time.
Despite the initial price tag for a typical charger and batteries, rechargeables can last much longer and result in savings of up to £60 per year.
As we have discussed before, batteries that are taken to landfills can release harmful substances such as mercury, lead and cadmium into the soil and water. With such small numbers of batteries still not making it into recycling, this is a big issue.
The good news is that rechargeable batteries can be used over and over again, and can be recycled. In short the simple equation is that rechargeables mean less batteries making their way into landfill sites, and as a result, into our environment.
What are my options
The RecyclingGuide.org.uk is a good place to start when evaluating whether rechargeable batteries are for you.
Fuji EnviroMAX’s range of rechargeable batteries are available to view in our store, and our team are always on hand to answer any questions you may have about which batteries are the right choice for your requirements.