Yes! We will buy carbon offsets for all electricity put into our batteries, meaning that the energy you get from earthCell batteries is totally carbon free. Please contact us for more details if you're interested.
The Low Self Discharge Nickel Metal Hydride chemistry is a relatively new battery chemistry that is superior from a technical and an environmental perspective. These batteries will serve you better than alkaline batteries (the common household battery). Further, when we receive them, we can revitalize them with our specialized infrastructure hundreds of times, vastly decreasing the quantity of materials that need to be mined, reformed, and eventually recycled, and all of the associated environmental costs in doing so.
The added expense to us of using this superior technology is worth it. We believe we can transform the battery industry from a very wasteful, polluting one into a closed, zero-waste industry. All you have to do is make sure that your used batteries make it in the earthCell mailer and get back to us. We'll take it from there!
Yes. If you buy the right LSD NiMH charger, earthCell batteries can be charged at home. We're of the opinion that most people don't want to manage their own battery stock. We've designed earthCell to give this majority of the market an environmentally friendly option.
It's important for any environmentally friendly product to look at the whole picture. There are a very small amount of CO2 emissions associated with shipping batteries to and from earthCell, just as there are when you drive your batteries home from the supermarket. We believe the elimination of your acute chemical battery waste far outweighs these tiny CO2 emissions. To quell any concerns, however, earthCell will buy carbon offsets for all shipping, making recycling your batteries through the mail carbon neutral! Please contact us for more details if you're interested.
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