By Evan Ackerman
Fuji EnviroMAX batteries are just like any other disposable batteries, except that they are actually disposable. Like, you can throw them out in the trash. Not that you should necessarily DO that, but the point is that (unlike other batteries) they don’t have any toxic elements in them. So you can feel less guilty or something. You’ll be able to buy EnviroMAX batteries in AA, AAA, C, D, etc. at hardware stores and other major retailers (like Target and CVS) by the end of March, and here’s the important bit: they’ll cost the same as traditional non-reusable batteries that are made from pure unfiltered evil. Oh, and independent testing apparently shows that the environmentally friendly ones last about 15% longer. So why not buy them, right?
Incidentally, the Fuji rep and I had a bit of an argument about whether it’s better to buy these and toss them in the trash or buy rechargeables (which have all kinds of nasty heavy metals in them) and use far, far less of them… And let’s just say we didn’t exactly reach a consensus. Oh well.
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