Rechargeable Batteries by: Traci Alig

Disposable batteries contain heavy metals and several 0ther chemicals that are not friendly to the environment. Many natural resources are also used to produce disposable batteries which is not safe for the environment. On the other hand, there is a solution to this problem, rechargeable batteries. As this website says, “Rechargeable batteries comsume up to 23 times less non-renewable natural resources than disposable batteries” (Valentine). This article also states, “Rechargeables have 28 times less impact on global warming, 30 times less impact on air pollution, 9 times less impact on airacidification, and 12 times less impace on water pollution!” (Valentine). Rechargeable batteries are more expensive to buy, but in the long run it is cheaper because they can be used up to 1,000 times each. Using rechargeable batteries reduces all of the harmful things that are done to the environment as opposed to using disposable ones. In reality, rechargeable batteries seem to be a double standard because they are friendly to the environment and benefit the consumer because they can be used hundreds of more times than disposables. These batteries are also known stay charged for a longer period of time than disposables because of their disposable parts.

Rechargeable Batteries: A Better Choice?

These batteries are friendly to the environment and also more convenient for the user. Disposable batteries are harmful to the environment because of their harsh chemicals and heavy metals, and when disposed into landfills these chemicals are detrimental to the environment. There are no negative consequences to buying rechargeable batteries other than being more expensive to buy at first, but in the end, they have a more beneficial outcome.


3 thoughts on “Rechargeable Batteries by: Traci Alig

  1. So rechargeable batteries not only consume less metals in the first place, but they also reduce their impact by being reusable? That part was kind of confusing. Are rechargeable batteries any more dangerous because you are using them over and over? Do they experience wear? Batteries can contain toxins that are bad or explosive, but I am not certain on whether that is different from regular batteries and reusable ones. Also, how are they better for air and water pollution? Interesting post!

    Annelise Wilimitis


  2. I personally had felt like rechargeable batteries had lost their appeal, not because they aren’t better for the environment, but because people didn’t want to put up with the hassle of charging something else. It is quite tremendous how much energy these batteries save. What is a way we can begin to make rechargeable batteries more widely used?

    Halle Van De Hey


  3. All of the abovd, considered and are great points. But i think rechargeable batteries use less resources when they are being manufactured, the rechargeable aspect comes from the electricity needed to keep them running. So in the short run i would say that they use more electricity than regular batteries, but given that you dont need to waste them after a perid of time gives a positive impact rather than continual buying of disposable batteries to power the same thing.

    Chandler B


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