Rechargeables have the edge - environmentally

Parsons, David (2005) Rechargeables have the edge - environmentally. What's New in Electronics, 25 (5). pp. 40-41. ISSN 0728-3873


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There is a huge and growing demand for small batteries in Australia to power all manner of electronic equipment from portable CD players to toys. Many batteries are simply thrown in the local rubbish bin when flat but there is also a growing demand for re-chargeables.
Users can buy either numerous throw-away batteries or a small number of re-chargeables and a battery charger. Studies of the environmental consequences of each of these two alternatives using life cycle analysis techniques show that the re-chargeable option is far preferable from both an environmental and an economic point of view.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Pre-print version of article, as made available here, differs in title from the Published version. Pre-print title: The environmental impact of throw-away versus re-chargeable batteries for consumer use.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:27
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: environmental impact, re-chargeable batteries, throw-away batteries
Fields of Research : 05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050204 Environmental Impact Assessment
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090607 Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power)

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