Disposable single-use batteries create a huge amount of waste. Around 15 billion batteries are thrown away every year which end up in landfill sites releasing damaging chemicals into the environment. Using a battery charger and rechargeable cells can save these dead batteries from making their way into the landfills.
Rechargeable batteries are also more energy efficient as they require much less energy to charge than is needed to manufacture new disposable batteries. According to UNIROSS, European leader in rechargeable batteries, for the same quantity of energy produced, rechargeable batteries have up to 32 times less impact on the environment and 28 times less potential impact on climate change than disposable batteries.
- Money saving
Although the initial cost of rechargeable batteries will be slightly higher, standard rechargeable batteries have the capability to be recharged upwards of 500 times. When comparing that to the cost of buying a new packet of disposable batteries every time, it becomes evident that opting for the rechargeable alternative works out at only a fraction of the overall cost.
- High Performance
Rechargeable batteries have a higher performance capacity than regular alkaline batteries and are much more efficient. With rechargeable batteries, you’ll notice a better performance from your battery-powered devices than with disposables.
The voltage of disposable batteries, and therefore their power, steadily decreases throughout their lifespan. Rechargeable batteries consistently deliver the same voltage the entire time they are in use which delivers an optimal performance from the device being used.
Recharging your batteries couldn’t be simpler: just plug your battery pack in, like you would a mobile phone, and charge it up! This usually takes around 4 hours and then you’re good for another year’s use (standard operation, average of up and down once daily).