How to Reduce Batteries at Home
- Use mains electricity as a power source if possible, especially if it’s generated by renewable energy (make sure to check this with your energy supplier).
- Consider non-battery alternatives. For example, when buying toys for children, choose items that don’t use batteries.
- Choose renewable energy sources like a wind-up radio or torch, dynamo bicycle lights, or a solar-powered phone chargers or calculators.
- Buy rechargeable batteries for items that need batteries eg. TV remotes
Have a look at our pages on how to reuse and recycle batteries.
How to Reduce Batteries at School
It might be a good idea to rethink the school’s battery use – many schools will be doing this already, as saving resources usually saves money!
Audit the types of items that require batteries in your school and look to use rechargeable batteries and avoid purchasing new items which are battery powered.
Have at look at our pages on how to reuse and recycle batteries.