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What If Your Concrete Office Building Were a Giant Battery?

We get a charge (no pun intended) out of reading about ongoing battery research. We love batteries, particularly lithium-ion rechargeables. It is why we started Pale Blue Earth to begin with. At any rate, there...

A World Without Batteries Is Almost Unimaginable

Italy's Alessandro Volta is largely credited with inventing the first modern battery in 1800. His voltaic pile was an electrochemical battery utilizing copper, zinc, and brine-soaked paper. The lessons he learned developing the battery laid...

The Trash Challenge: 5 Ways to Reduce Trash at Home

Pale Blue Earth's lack of fondness for disposable alkaline batteries is no secret. One of our company's stated goals is to reduce alkaline battery usage as much as we can. We simply hate the idea...

Could Every AC Outlet Be Replaced with a USB Port?

Recently, we have been thinking a lot about USB power delivery as an alternative to the current AC system. Would it be possible to completely replace AC power delivery by converting everything to DC and...

5 More Ways to Reduce Trash at Home

We used a previous blog post to issue what we call the Trash Challenge. That challenge involves finding ways to reduce the amount of trash you produce at home. As part of the challenge, we...

Batteries Prove That Changing Our Thoughts Can Change the World

  If there were something you could do to change the world, would you do it? Before you answer, be aware that this is a trick question. It is a trick question in the sense...

Batteries Are Just One Piece in the Sustainability Puzzle

Pale Blue Earth is more than just another battery company. No doubt our technologically advanced USB rechargeable batteries are a reflection of our innovative approach to making positive change. Our company was established on a...

Rechargeable Batteries and the 'Waste Not, Want Not' Mentality

There is an old English idiom that says, 'waste not, want not'. You may have heard your parents or grandparents use it to remind you to be more thrifty. As cliché as the idea may...

4 Summer Safety Tips for Handling Lithium-Ion Batteries

Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are a mainstay of modern life. But no product is capable of handling abuse or abusive environments. The summer months have some important factors to consider if you have lithium-ion batteries in...