Energizer has been one of the biggest names in batteries for many years. The company has announced a breakthrough battery that is better for the environment than other batteries out there. The new Energizer battery is called EcoAdvanced and they are made using recycled battery material. The EcoAdvanced battery comes in AA and AAA sizes.
The AA battery is UL certified to use 4% recycled battery material in its construction. The AAA version of the EcoAdvanced battery is made with 3.8% recycled material. According to Energizer, the reason that such a small part of the batteries are made with recycled material is a bottleneck in recycling batteries.
It is currently working with recyclers in Europe and North America to expand recycling capability. It hopes that by 20205 it will have enough recycling capacity to have 40% of the battery be made with recycled content.
“Industry experts long believed it was impossible to create a battery made with recycled batteries while maintaining performance,” said Michelle Atkinson, Chief Marketing Officer. “Our scientists welcome a challenge and have spent the past seven years creating just that – Energizer EcoAdvanced – our highest performing alkaline battery and the world’s first AA battery made with four percent recycled battery material.”