Uniross, the European in rechargeable battery manufacturer, and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), have announced a three year licensing partnership.
As part of the licensing agreement Uniross has launched the Hybrio range of rechargeable batteries and chargers carrying the WWF logo.
The partnership covers 40 countries and facilitates the creation of a series of initiatives to raise public awareness of the ecological advantage of rechargeable NiMh (Nickel Metal Hydride) batteries and chargers and the environmental importance of collecting and recycling old batteries.
“Uniross has standardised on NiMh technology. NiMh batteries have a higher capacity than other technologies such as Nicad, give longer run times and up to 1000 recharge cycles. From an economic and technical point of view Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMh) batteries are the outright winner for modern day digital devices,” says Uniross GM Kevin Rogers.
“It is also important to use rechargeable batteries that are mercury and lead-free. This reduces the risk of pollution. The mercury contained in one single AAA non-rechargeable battery can pollute 500 litres of water or one cubic meter of land for 50 years.
”Uniross has committed to fund the WWF to promote several mutually relevant environmental initiatives around the theme of sustainable consumption,” says Rogers.
”The use of rechargeable batteries considerably reduces the impact on the environment compared to disposable batteries that are only used once. In fact, the use of one Hybrio rechargeable battery in some applications can replace up to 1000 disposable batteries,” he says.
“Therefore using rechargeable batteries significantly reduces the consumption of raw materials waste, as well as the quantity of batteries to collect and recycle.”