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[CES 2009] Fuji EnviroMAX Eco-Friendly Batteries Are Less Evil, Cost The Same

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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  • Treehugger Prime

    Rechargeables have TOXIC chemicals. These Don't. Regardless of the fact that you will use the rechareables over until they no longer hold a decent charge (which of course really isn't that long), you will still throw them away. Now, the environmentally concious person will actually think about recycling them (but most likely will NOT the day he actually goes to throw them away because it's just a hassel). Whereas the average consumer will just toss their rechargeables without a seond thought.

    With these batteries, NO SPECIAL EFFORTS are needed to throw them away except that which requires you to get off your duff, walk to the can and toss the batteries in it.

    You can argue all you like with whoever it is you think it's worth arguing about… Bottom line though is, in the end these will be better for Mother Earth

  • Treehugger Prime

    Rechargeables have TOXIC chemicals. These Don't. Regardless of the fact that you will use the rechareables over until they no longer hold a decent charge (which of course really isn't that long), you will still throw them away. Now, the environmentally concious person will actually think about recycling them (but most likely will NOT the day he actually goes to throw them away because it's just a hassel). Whereas the average consumer will just toss their rechargeables without a seond thought.

    With these batteries, NO SPECIAL EFFORTS are needed to throw them away except that which requires you to get off your duff, walk to the can and toss the batteries in it.

    You can argue all you like with whoever it is you think it's worth arguing about… Bottom line though is, in the end these will be better for Mother Earth

  • Treehugger Prime

    Rechargeables have TOXIC chemicals. These Don't. Regardless of the fact that you will use the rechareables over until they no longer hold a decent charge (which of course really isn't that long), you will still throw them away. Now, the environmentally concious person will actually think about recycling them (but most likely will NOT the day he actually goes to throw them away because it's just a hassel). Whereas the average consumer will just toss their rechargeables without a seond thought.

    With these batteries, NO SPECIAL EFFORTS are needed to throw them away except that which requires you to get off your duff, walk to the can and toss the batteries in it.

    You can argue all you like with whoever it is you think it's worth arguing about… Bottom line though is, in the end these will be better for Mother Earth