Every day, thousands upon thousands of batteries are thrown away because they do not have any other use once they are used up. This may seem like a small number to you, since you probably only throw away batteries only once or twice a month. However, since each person, no matter what their age or social position, tends to go through batteries on a regular basis, it is important to understand the possible repercussions of not recycling them or not having a “next life” for them after they are used up. The company Earth Cell is trying to put an end to this environmental waste and sells their batteries with a prepaid “mailer” in which you can put used batteries until it is all filled up and then mail it back to their company. If the batteries can be recharged, they are and then resold. If not, they are systematically dismantled and recycled to make new batteries from the same company, Earth Cell.
This project is reminiscent of many economical and environmentally friendly ideas which have been tested and used only a slight amount in previous years, and that includes basic recycling practices, which not everyone cares enough about to continue and promote. Granted, our earth is becoming more environmentally aware, but we need to remember that even simple steps such as basic recycling is not that important to some people and that making it easier to sort, practice and use recycling or “upcycling” (where products are refurbished and made into other products, such as turning an old, unusable quilt into pot holders and perhaps even placemats at the dinner table, depending upon the size of the usable material). Let’s face it: we live in a society of immediacy and we are used to getting what we want, when we want it, how we want it. These are reasonable expectations to have during times of high technological innovation, but recycling should take on the Zeitgeist (the spirit of the times) and should be made more readily available for those who wish to employ it. This is why Earth Cell’s prepaid mailer is excellent for eco friendly individuals who would like to give back to the planet.
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