1000 Flowers for the Planet - #194 Use Rechargeable Batteries
The first choice should be to avoid items that need to be powered by batteries. When you throw batteries into landfill they leach toxic chemicals into the environment. So if you need to use a battery powered item, consider its suitability for rechargeable batteries, which are a bit more expensive as an initial outlay, but due to their multiple use, will be more cost effective over the life of the battery. At the end of your rechargeable batteries’ life it’s important to recycle them and avoid putting them into landfill. Remember, though, that this is only a ‘reduce’ solution, with better options often available.