Published on November 15th, 2008 | by Justin Van Kleeck4
Moixa Energy Pushes for Greener Recyclable Batteries with the Alkaline Awareness Campaign and USBCELL
With Santa’s e.t.a. drawing ever nearer, little boys and girls are trying extra hard to be nice rather than naughty in order to get their holiday wishes filled. And many of them are not having visions of sugarplums. No, a great many children of all ages around the world are dreaming of new super-techno-gadgets from iPhones to Blackberries to MP3 players to everything else in between.
While their individual wants may vary (probably depending on which commercial they have seen or which friend bought which gadget most recently), one common feature of the things they may want is a battery. Or multiple batteries.
Nowadays, just about everything requires one or more batteries to operate, some rechargeable by design and others using traditional, disposable alkaline versions. An estimated 15 billion alkaline batteries alone get made and then chucked every year. Unfortunately for the planet and its inhabitants, all of those batteries contain toxic components, such as mercury, cadmium, lead, and other metals. Equally unfortunately, only a tiny percentage of the rechargeable and disposable batteries used to power modernity’s techno-trinkets ever get recycled or disposed of in safe ways. As a result, those toxins combine with all the energy and pollutants emitted during the manufacture, transport, and storage of batteries that end up in the trash after a single use.
Recognizing the seriously hazardous trend in battery production and usage, UK-based company Moixa Energy has launched its Alkaline Awareness Campaign to help educate consumers. In addition, Moixa Energy is offering a special “Carbon Footprint” version of its USBCELL rechargeable battery–so that consumers will recognize how they are acting as “CO2 Savers” by using the USBCELL instead of alkaline batteries.
The USBCELL is a superbly nifty and convenient alternative both to alkaline batteries and typical rechargeable batteries. Instead of needing a special charger, you simply flip the top of a USBCELL, plug it into the USB port of an electrical device, and then let it charge. This versatility makes it virtually universal in terms of where you can recharge it–along with where you can use it: USBCELLs work just like normal batteries despite the pop-top. Talk about plug ‘n play!
With the special Carbon Footprint USBCELL, you will remind yourself about how important it is to power your playthings wisely; and along with wondering about the footprint image, others will surely ask why in the world you have a battery sticking out of your laptop! And when they do, you can joyfully explain the naughtiness of battery power. The easiest way to get on Santa’s list, you might add, is to be eco-friendly–so good ol’ Saint Nick does not have to steer through clouds of smog or watch his precious North Pole sink into the iceless Arctic Ocean.
Since the USBCELLs have a long life, being tested up to 500 charge cycles, you will get a lot of usage out of them–and so reduce your carbon footprint at the same time. And thanks to international shipping, even those of us here in the States can take advantage of Moixa Energy’s ingenuity when you order on the company’s website. A pack of two AA USBCELL batteries runs for £10.99, which may seem like a lot upfront. But, when you consider the lifespan and eco-friendliness, the expense becomes well worth it.
So while your green Christmas tree may be green plastic and the boxes underneath it may be power-hungry doo-dads, you can at least help to ensure that this holiday season is green by choosing the USBCELL to power all those toys for you and the kiddies, naughty or nice. And thanks to Moixa Energy, you can take part in the Alkaline Awareness Campaign and so give the gift of a healthy planet to your kiddies’ kiddies.