How Many Different Types of Batteries Are There

It's interesting how a person's understanding of a particular topic is directly related to personal experience. Take batteries. Most consumers don't know how many different types of batteries are out there. Why? Because our knowledge...

Nickel-Cadmium vs. Lithium-Ion Batteries: Which Are Better?

The most notable difference between NiCad and lithium-ion batteries is their internal chemistry. Every battery needs an anode, cathode, and electrolyte. Without all three, you get no power.

Waste Not, Want Not Applies to Rechargeable Batteries, Too

Are you familiar with the old idiom, 'waste not, want not'? It is an expression to denote the fact that you will not want something new if you don't waste what you already have. Think...

Spring Is the Perfect Season for USB-C Rechargeable Batteries

As this post is being written, there is only one more week of winter remaining. Spring is on the doorstep. And for those of us at Pale Blue Earth, it is time to get ready...

Li-Ion Battery Collection Sets a New Record in 2022

Regular readers of the Paleblue blog know how passionate we are about battery recycling. So it goes without saying that we are over the moon about a recently released report from one of our favorite...

5 Reasons Sustainability Still Matters in 2023

More than a decade ago, an organization known as Fronesys published a report originally developed to make a business case for sustainability. The report laid out no fewer than six reasons companies should embrace the...

3 Reasons to Choose Li-Ion Batteries Over NiMH

Lithium-ion and nickel metal hydride (NiMH) are two of the most popular technologies for consumer batteries. Before lithium-ion was popular, NiMH competed with NiCad batteries for market dominance. But these days, lithium-ion is the clear...

Reducing Waste At Home by Fixing Things

There are a lot of things to love about USB-C rechargeable batteries. Not needing to toss them away after a single use like alkalines is at the top of the list. We had a parallel...

Manufactures Still Love Lithium-ion Batteries Here's Why

It has been quite a while since the first lithium-ion rechargeable batteries made it to market. In the years since, we have seen innovative manufacturers make Li-ion consumer batteries in all the most common form...