Thursday, 16 June 2011 15:04

LEI Products, Eco Alkaline Batteries, and the Importance of 0 Lead

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In the past couple weeks there have been two stark reminders of the dangers that toxic materials in batteries can pose to our environment. First, Bloomberg News reported Chinese battery plants in Zhejiang, Guangdong, Sichuan and Henan provinces stopped production and detained a Battery Co. representative after more than 300 people near a plant were found to have elevated levels of lead in their blood. Then, two weeks later, the Environmental Leader reported that operations at Puerto Rico’s battery recycling center are being investigated regarding multiple EPA laws. They had to temporarily evacuate employees from homes after local children had lead in their blood high enough to pose a health risk. That is why Carbonfund.org is proud to partner with LEI Products on the Carbonfree Product Certification of Eco Alkaline Batteries. Eco Alkaline has reduced the CO2 emissions and climate change impact of the battery’s production, distribution and disposal, and, in light of recent news, it is equally important to note the batteries are manufactured with 0% Mercury, 0% Lead, 0% Cadmium. As their website points out: “While, other battery producers claim ‘No ADDED Mercury, Lead or Cadmium.’ Eco Alkaline brand batteries have none of these heavy metals. ALL OTHER batteries carry at least ONE of the three elements above. Other brands may limit the usage of such heavy metals maintaining levels below the 0.9% that allows them to be called FREE, but these harmful chemicals are still present - that's up to 900 times more dangerous materials than Eco Batteries.” In addition to these already important and progressive measures in the battery manufacturing, Eco Alkaline batteries use recycled materials where possible and contain 98% plus recyclable contents and considered landfill safe by Canadian and USA Environmental Protection Agencies. To learn more, please visit: http://www.leiproducts.com/eco-alkalines
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