More and more we are seeing people become aware of just how important it is to recycle old or used batteries. The campaigns being run by sites such as Earth911 and Call2Recycle, among many others who promote the need to keep batteries out of our landfills, do wonders in educating the public when it comes to this cause. In 2008 alone, Call2Recycle brought in a staggering 7 million pounds of rechargeable batteries for recycling, nearly a 10% increase from 2007. With that said, there is still plenty of work to be done when it comes to promoting the cause of battery recycling, and any ‘onramps’ to the battery recycling highway can only be seen as a positive. Hence, the Battery Box.
The Battery Box, designed by the folks at Monkey Business, is a 2-level tin container made to look like a battery and serve as a way to keep the importance of recycling your old batteries ever-present on your mind. The Battery Box sells for $11, making it an inexpensive way to help the environment.
The Battery Box is a fairly simple concept, but sometimes simple concepts prove themselves to be the most effective onramps. And when it comes to battery recycling, this is a cause that can use any and every onramp available.
Don’t forget to recycle your batteries!
Category: Battery Resources