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Pledge “rechargeables”

"I will buy rechargeable batteries instead of disposables whenever possible until the end of 2008 but only if 10 other people will do the same."

— Tim Waugh, battery-powered eco-warrior!

Deadline to sign up by: 30th November 2007
25 people signed up (15 over target)

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All batteries contain chemicals that are bad for the environment, and I feel bad every time I throw away a flat battery. I always intend to use rechargeable batteries next time, but never seem to actually get round to it; it always just seems easier to use disposables again.

I want to get into the habit of using rechargeable batteries: having enough of them to start with, remembering to charge them when needed, and choosing them instead of disposables whenever there is a choice.

If I really try throughout 2008 then perhaps it will stick for the future. Longer term, it is bound to save me money too!

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  • For at least 3 years all the batteries that I've been using in my household (save batteries for my hearing aids, that are unavailable as rechargeable) have been rechargeable.
  • Rechargables are not only good for the envioroment but good for your pocket as well! The initial cost of the batteries and the charger will soon be recovered by not buying non-rechargable batteries and rechargables are available in all the common battery sizes ie AAA/AA/PP3/D etc.Go for nimh rather than nicad as nimh batteries dont suffer from the memory charge problem that nicads do and at the end of their lives both nimh and nicad batteries are recyclable
    JOGINDER SINGH FOLEY, 9 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I think we must realize that some kinds of rechargeable batteries do harzard to environment.
  • Yes, although most/all batteries contain hazardous chemicals as I understand it, rechargeable or not.

    Anyone have more information about that?
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Current signatories (Green text = they've done it)

Tim Waugh, the Pledge Creator, joined by:

  • Peter Gordon
  • Jonathan Roberts
  • David Woodhouse
  • Klaus Seistrup
  • Sarah Fawcett
  • Michel Salim
  • Tracie Webb
  • Martin Ashby
  • Lee Pass
  • Nicola Brown
  • JOGINDER SINGH FOLEY
  • Ayesha Garrett
  • Russell Odom
  • Alastair Binnie
  • Daphne Llewellyn
  • Clare Evans
  • Rachel Bridgeland
  • Tahney Huiet
  • Raymond Lee Bellah
  • lionel ashley vye
  • Edward Saxton
  • Ralph Carroll
  • charlie ehlen
  • 2 people who signed up in Facebook

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