A British company says they have a solution to the over 22,000 tons of hazardous waste that ends up in UK landfills annually from Alkaline batteries that are thrown away after being used in toys and gadgets, creating a toxic problem for hundreds of years.
Moixa Energy's award winning USBCELL re-usable batteries could help reduce this, they say, as they can be re-used hundreds of times by re-charging in USB ports on desktops, laptops or games consoles, saving consumers from money and helping the planet. USBCELLs were recently a Good Housekeeping consumer awards finalist and in September won the Barclays Commercial 'Green Leaders in Business' award. They were also the only British company to win an iF Gold Design award at Cebit earlier in the year as a top 50 world design.
Recognized globally as a sustainable product, this British invention was in demand this Christmas and is helping councils and the UK reduce battery waste -- aided by the fact that it is now a legal requirement under the EU Batteries Directive, which aims to reduce UK battery landfill by 25% by 2012.
Moixa Energy CEO, Simon Daniel comments, "Our USBCELL products aim to solve problems, save money and be sustainable. Why keep running to the shop each time the XBOX/WII/PS3 controller or digital camera or toys run out of power on Boxing day when you can simply swap over and re-charge USBCELLs on console USB ports, or recharge from laptops or desktops. We also believe USBCELLs, like solar energy, are a great example of recession proofing -- buying green power solutions today (before banks/currencies lose your money!) will keep on providing renewable energy to devices and saving money, throughout a pro-longed recession."
Moixa Energy is a London based company which develops renewable power for homes and portable applications. USBCELL batteries are patented technology (usbcell.com/ip) and will soon be available in other formats for phones and cameras, as well as private labels for partner companies. Moixa Energy is also developing low power DC technology for homes and schools to be further announced in 2009.