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How Batteries Plus Can Help You Be More Environmentally Friendly

Power - by Bryan Veldboom - updated on 8/15/2023

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Climate change is an ongoing global concern, with serious implications for the planet. While the issue can seem a bit overwhelming, Batteries Plus offers a number of environmentally friendly solutions for both individuals and businesses. Learn more about how our recycling services, solar power options, cell phone repair service and energy-efficient lighting can help lower your carbon footprint.

How Do You Dispose of Old Batteries and Light Bulbs?

Throwing batteries and light bulbs in your trash can be harmful to the environment. That's why recycling is so important. Batteries Plus recycles a wide array of battery and light bulb types. Individuals can drop their spent batteries and bulbs off at their nearest store for proper recycling. In addition, companies can take advantage of our recycling services by signing up for a free business account  .

Due to the differences in state and local regulations, there is some variation in the materials each store may accept. There may also be a cost for recycling, but this will also vary by location. For the most accurate information, contact your nearest store directly.

What are Solar Power Solutions?

Solar power helps lower carbon emissions by alleviating our reliance on non-renewable fossil fuels. Batteries Plus offers a number of solar power solutions from Goal Zero. Simply connect a Goal Zero solar panel to a power bank or power station to capture and store solar energy for later use.

Goal Zero offers solutions for a variety of needs, including power banks designed to charge phones, tablets and smaller applications and larger power stations designed to serve as a source of backup power for your home.

How Can Phones Be More Environmentally Friendly?

You probably know that Batteries Plus repairs phones, but did you know that repairing your phone can help lower your carbon footprint? It's true. Cell phones are manufactured using a number of precious metals like cobalt and tungsten. Mining these substances gives off a high level of carbon emissions. By hanging on to your phone for a longer period of time, you're helping to cut down on the enormous carbon footprint that comes with each new phone.

Are LED Lights Environmentally Friendly?

Switching to more efficient lighting is another simple step that can help reduce your energy usage. LED light bulbs consume 80-85% less energy than incandescent bulbs and can last up to 50,000 hours before they need to be replaced. By using LED bulbs in your home, you'll use less energy and create less waste, plus you'll save on your electric bill too.

For businesses, upgrading your internal lighting is a great way to make your company more environmentally friendly. A lighting retrofit will also help you cut your energy costs and maintenance efforts. Many states and utility companies also offer rebates for switching to more efficient lighting. There are also significant advantages to upgrading your exterior lighting as well.

Shop Additional Solutions at Batteries Plus

As you can see, there are plenty of simple things you can do to help make your home or business more environmentally friendly. For more suggestions, check out our blog. Some related topics include, "How to Accent Your Yard or Patio with New Solar Lighting" and, "How to Save Money Using Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs."

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