A new startup company is aiming to build a better battery. EarthCell Batteries promise a 30-50 percent longer charge than conventional alkaline batteries, all the while being fully refurbishable. Each battery comes fully charged and includes a prepaid package to mail spent batteries back to the company for refurbishment.
Sunnking Inc. has announced that since April 1, the company has processed over 1 million pounds of e-scrap recycled under New York State's electronics recycling program. The company says the accomplishment was made possible through the cooperation of 113 collection partners.
Metech Recycling has announced it has been approved as a 2012 electronics consolidator under Maine's electronics recycling program.
Several TV celebrities are getting into the holiday spirit and calling attention to e-waste at the same time. Reduce Reuse Rejoice will raise money and encourage attendees to bring in electronic items for recycling. The event will feature such TV personalities as Kevin Sorbo (Hercules, Gene Roddenberry''s Andromeda), Tony Denison (The Closer), Kate Linder (The Young and the Restless), Anson Williams (Happy Days) and Nickelodeon actors Taylor Gray and Carlos Knight.