Saving Money and the Planet with Rechargeable Batteries

In This Chapter

^ Discovering the pros and cons of battery usage ^ Becoming familiar with your battery-operated gadgets ^ Getting the scoop on rechargeable batteries and chargers ^ Replacing rechargeable battery packs in your gadgets ^ Disposing of dead batteries the right way

M^ eady to get all charged up?

Taking the smallest steps, such as replacing disposable batteries with rechargeable ones, can help you achieve long-lasting results when you "go green" with many of the gadgets you already own.

If saying goodbye to wasting money and energy on throwaway batteries makes good sense but you're not sure where to begin, you've come to the right place. In this chapter, I give you the lowdown on the pluses and minuses of typical rechargeable and disposable batteries, help you determine which of your battery-operated gadgets and devices can benefit the most from making the switch, and point you to rechargeable battery pack replacements that last longer than the ones supplied on your cellphone and other gadgets. Then I wrap it all up with advice on how to properly dispose of dead batteries after they lose their spark.

Recharge!

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