Despite what that cute Energizer bunny thinks, batteries won’t keep going and going indefinitely. Before you know it, you’re reaching for a tiny screwdriver to pry open the battery cover on toys, the remote control, or dozens of other power-hungry gadgets around the house. According to recycler Battery Solutions, if you opt for disposable, single-use batteries, you’re contributing to the estimated 3 billion of them that end up in landfills every year. Go the rechargeable route and replacing batteries is much less of a drain on your wallet and the environment. There’s no question that rechargeable batteries beat disposable ones for most uses.
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