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    The Case for Rechargeable Batteries

    fileAnswer: 3,000,000,000. Question: How many single-use batteries (aka household batteries or dry cell batteries) are estimated to be sold annually in the United States? That's a big number. It averages to roughly 10 batteries per man, woman and child in the U.S., according to Environment Health and Safety Online, an aggregator of environmental information. When depleted, most wind up in landfills. Interestingly, California requires any battery to be disposed as hazardous waste, even though ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on May 7, 2010 9:22 PM & Tagged AA, AAA, alkaline, batteries, battery, energy, lithium, power, rechargeable and single-use | permalink | Comments

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