Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Earth Day Tip for the Mobile Warrior
Today (April 22) is Earth Day and I have a tip for you if you use a mobile phone or a smartphone. Never throw your rechargeable batteries away in the regular trash. Make sure to recycle your old devices and unplug your power adapter when you're not using it to charge your phone. I know many people who leave all their power transformers plugged into the wall and they leave them plugged in. One easy way to disconnect them from your power source is to plug all your adapters into a single power strip that has a switch. This way, you can easily flip that switch when you're not using it.
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In addition to rechargeable batteries in smart phones, these types of batteries power a host of many daily cordless electronics such as laptops, cell phones, mp3 players, cordless phones, cordless vacuums, electric toothbrushes, electric razors, digital cameras, camcorders, power tools, two-way radios, just to name a few. While I'm at it, consider the many cordless medical devices that are also powered by rechargeable batteries.ReplyDelete
All these can be recycled 100% at no cost at www.call2recycle.org. Type in your zip code to find a convenient drop off location in your neighborhood.
Companies and facilities that use lots of cordless electronics can also enroll in this free program to receive free collection boxes and promotional materials. Police & fire depts, hospitals, universities, office buildings and building construction can all participate for free to recycle their rechargeable batteries.