In an attempt to recover materials such as zinc, manganese and steel, four major battery companies in the US decided to team up and launch a nation-wide collection and recycling program.
Up until now, only local battery recycling campaigns have been carried out, but targeting the entire US in one go seems to be a pretty good idea.
These four environmentally friendly battery manufacturers are Duracell, Energizer, Panasonic and Rayovac.
Apparently, this Corporation for Battery Recycling is to officially begin work on gathering all the batteries it can get its hands on starting with the year 2013.
Until then, said companies must find one other partner – a so-called “stewardship organization” – that will be responsible for making sure that everything is done according to the law and that no technicalities stand in the way of this recycling project.
Besides simply collecting used batteries and re-using their core materials to make new such energy sources, the Corporation for Battery Recycling is also planning to take the time and educate people about how easy it is to safeguard our planet's remaining natural resources in this manner.
reports that this campaign will also place great emphasis on teaching people about the environmental impact of batteries and about how something as easy as choosing to recycle can help boost ecosystem quality.
The same source informs us that Duracell, Energizer, Panasonic and Rayovac decided to work together on this green project soon after researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology drew their attention to the fact that, given the life-span of batteries, recycling them would greatly benefit the environment.
From where we stand, such a large-scale battery recycling program is more than welcomed, primarily because the need to continue exploiting whatever zinc, manganese and steel resources are still left in the underground will be pretty much eliminated.
This means that no unnecessary extraction operations will be carried out, thus allowing for the peace and quiet of natural habitats worldwide.