Disposable batteries of any type just contribute in a way(it's debateable how much harm the do) to global pollution problems. A rechargeable battery will last conservativly 100 times longer than a disposable.
At $2.25 battery, the Energizer 2300mah AA's in the 8 pack, at Wal-Mart, does help in some small way to reduce pollution. Time to stop buying disposable, one use AA batteries. Now if we can only get Li-phospate or Li-Sulfur batteries in AA form factor by the end of this year, I'd say don't buy AA NiMH batteries at all. What do you do with all these spent batteries...this about it!
>> A rechargeable battery will last conservativly 100 times longer than a disposable.
I don't think so. mine tend to get lost, or damaged through overcharging or "something" much faster than their "lifetime specifications" would seem to imply...
And don't we all "recycle" our used batteries, anyway? (Hmm.
does anyone happen to know exactly what happens during battery
recycling? Is it just a form of hazmat disposal, or do useful
things actually occur? For all types of disposed batteries?)