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What Materials Are Recovered Through Li-Ion Battery Recycling?

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  Long-time Pale Blue Earth blog readers are familiar with our discussions of recycling old lithium-ion batteries. As long as our batteries last (Paleblue products’ cycle rating is 1000 charges), they still don't last forever....

The 6 Parts That Make Up a Typical Lithium-Ion Battery

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We would expect that most consumers pretty much don't care how lithium-ion batteries are built. They don't care what's in them or the mechanics that make them work. All they care about is that their...

Form Factor Isn't the Only Difference Between Battery Types

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As battery makers gradually roll out new USB-C models, there has been greater discussion about different form factors. The most common form factors for consumer batteries are AA, AAA, C, D, and 9-volt, although there...

3 Ways Scientists Are Working to Improve Lithium-Ion Batteries

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The earliest work on lithium-ion batteries in the 1960s and 70s were to bring about a tremendous improvement over single-use alkaline batteries. Science improved on those early cells, delivering the first lithium-ion batteries in the...

Making the Case for Replaceable Batteries on the Golf Course

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If you are not an avid golfer, you might not know the sport has gone electronic. The days of heading to the course with little more than your clubs and a bottle of water are...

Pale Blue Earth Strives to Be a Sustainable Company – Here's How

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  We talk a lot about sustainability here at Pale Blue Earth. It is not just a marketing strategy. We earnestly believe in sustainability as a worthwhile and necessary effort to preserve the planet and...

Make This the Summer You Switch to Rechargeable Batteries

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  This past winter was a long one. With COVID still a problem in so many places, many of us wondered if we were in store for yet another spring and summer of mask wearing...

Earth Day 2022 Is Coming – How Will You Celebrate It?

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  For more than 50 years, people around the world concerned about the health of the planet have celebrated Earth Day. Recent data suggests that some one billion people participate in Earth Day celebrations every...

2 Ways Lithium-Ion Batteries Can Be Made Even Better

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It is no secret that Pale Blue Earth is all-in on lithium-ion batteries. We believe they beat disposable alkaline batteries at every level. We also think they are superior to Ni-Cad and NiMH products for...