Grafton, OH (PRWEB) April 22, 2014
The widespread use of laptop batteries has helped create environmental concerns about toxicity and heavy metal pollution when discarded in landfills. Being green-minded, LaptopBatteryExpress.com has encouraged consumers to recycle by offering a $5 off coupon code in exchange for a consumer pledge to recycle her or his old battery. The coupon code, RECYCLE, may be redeemed for an instant $5 off the cost of a replacement laptop battery when purchasing at the company’s online store.
“The program ties in nicely with the celebration of Earth Day,” explained Fred DuBois, president of LaptopBatteryExpress.com. “Consumers can send us the spent laptop battery, then we will recycle it. Or, they can pledge to recycle it themselves. Either way, the buyer saves a little green while being green themselves.”
Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 as a way to demonstrate support for the environment. In 2008, over 3 million tons of electronic waste was generated in the US. Of this large amount of electronic waste, only about 13% was recycled, according to available reports. This points to a severe problem when it comes to properly disposing of old and worn out electronic devices and batteries. This year, Earth Day will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 22nd and Laptop Battery Express sincerely hopes that people who need a new laptop battery will properly dispose of the old one.
Only rechargeable laptop batteries are recycled by Laptop Battery Express. This is done through the RBRC (Recycled Battery Recovery Center). These kinds of batteries are also referred to as dry cell batteries. Wet cell batteries such as car and motorcycle batteries can be recycled at a local automobile battery retailer or service shop. More information on recycling laptop batteries may be found at http://www.laptopbatteryexpress.com/Recycle-Laptop-Batteries-s/11931.htm.
LaptopBatteryExpress.com fully supports Earth Day and all of the related initiatives to support conservation efforts in the electronics industry. Every laptop battery that is recycled is a battery that will not find its way to a landfill. Laptop Battery Express takes the responsibility of recycling seriously and hopes that other electronics retailers will do the same as we celebrate Earth Day in 2014 and beyond.