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We all need a calculator now and again, most of which contain replaceable batteries or are disposable. As I have said before there is no such thing as disposable, so here is my calculator solution, a H2O’s Water Powered Business Calculator.

To maintain a constant supply of energy simply refill as the water evaporates, they say typically every 2-3 months. The H20 water-powered battery is eco-friendly and all the components of the calculator are recyclable.

I haven’t tried this yet, I will update when I do, to whether it rocks or not

Water powered is fresh.

-Cara

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Recycle

I had a lot to do today, then later tonight I re-connected with an old friend I had lost contact with awhile ago, so I was super late starting my blog entry. I began panicking because I only had 15 minutes till midnight, which meant a new day with no entry. I thought to myself, great, already on my forth day I can’t even keep up. I hurried and tried to save a draft at 11:59pm, so in my mind, I made the cut…I hit save and lost not only my internet connection, but also the four words I had written so far. A few minutes later I came to the decision that the day does not end until I fall asleep, and begins when I step out of my bed. Sweet, I made it!!! Yeah. :)

Ok, enough about me, I stumbled upon today’s entry via a tv commercial that caught my attention. It was for this web site call2recycle.org. Tim the Tool Man’s assistant/host of The Family Feud, Richard Karn, was the spokesperson. He was talking about people needing to recycle re-chargeable batteries, how it is important to the world and FREE to do. I thought sweet deal, free is good.I will summarize the site and what it is about for those who do not desire to click on links too often.

Summary Begins Here:  Rechargeable batteries are commonly found in cordless power tools, cellular and cordless phones, laptop computers, camcorders, digital cameras, and remote control toys. RBRC recycles the following battery chemistries: Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium Ion (Li-ion) and Small Sealed Lead* (Pb). RBRC is dedicated to keeping rechargeable batteries and cell phones out of our nation’s solid waste stream and preserving natural resources.

Here is a link that will show you the drop-off joints near you.

“The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) is a non-profit public service organization dedicated to recycling used rechargeable batteries and old cell phones. RBRC collects the Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium Ion (Li-ion), and Small Sealed Lead *(Pb) rechargeable batteries that power a variety of portable electronic products such as cellular and cordless phones, power tools, laptop computers, camcorders, two-way radios, and digital cameras.

Through our national program, Call2Recycle™, and with the help of our retail and community partners, consumers can now recycle these items through a convenient and environmental-friendly way.Since 1994, RBRC has recycled more than 22 million pounds of rechargeable batteries. RBRC has also earned numerous awards and recognition, including the Keep America Beautiful First Place National Award in the “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” category, Leadership Award by the North American Hazardous Materials Management Association, Recycling Council of Ontario Minimization Award, Recycle at Work by US Conference of Mayors, inclusion in Environment Canada EcoAction Network and was named ” Environmental Partner of the Year” by The Home Depot in 2002.

RBRC’s Battery Recycling Seal More than 300 manufacturers support the rechargeable battery recycling program by placing RBRC’s Battery Recycling Seals on rechargeable batteries and portable electronic products. This seal lets consumers and businesses know that the battery can be recycled.

RBRC offers recycling plans for retailers, communities, public agencies, and businesses. RBRC provides collection materials and pays recycling costs. Some states have disposal bans of Ni-Cd and Pb batteries that prohibit users from throwing used batteries into the trash. State law requires these batteries to be recycled or properly disposed of through manufacturer/distributor or other collection programs.

Consumers can recycle their used rechargeable batteries and old cell phones by visiting one of the 30,000+ retail stores and community solid waste centers participating in RBRC’s recycling program, Call2Recycle. To find the collection site nearest you, use our online locator or call our toll free helpline 1-800-8-BATTERY or 1-877-2-RECYCLE.”

* weighing less than 2 lbs. / 1 kg.

Last but not least, the EPA’s Battery Alert.

This is something again I needed to know, but had been too lazy to find out how and what I needed to do. Look at that…surprise it is easy. :)

Peace.

Cara  

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