How to Incentivize Yourself to Use USB-C Rechargeable Batteries

We appreciate the fact that so many others agree with our mission to help people to stop buying single-use alkaline batteries. Yet when push comes to shove, it is still super easy to pick up...

Why 1000+ Charges Actually Makes a Difference

The ability to recharge lithium-ion USB-C batteries doesn't exist in isolation. How rechargeable batteries are used, and what that means for single-use batteries, affects many other things. It is like anything else. Every action a...

What the Greenpeace Report Means for Battery Recycling

Many of us who care deeply about environmental issues were caught off guard by a now infamous Greenpeace USA report published in late 2022. The report said, in effect, that plastic recycling is a failure. Greenpeace defended...

To Recycle Batteries or Not The Good and the Bad

Regular readers know that Paleblue is passionate about battery recycling (stay tuned for news about our efforts around National Battery Day which is coming up soon). That being the case, we thought it might be...

All Those New Electronics Means Millions of New Batteries

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the organization responsible for putting on the annual CES, estimates retailers will sell in the neighborhood of $485 billion worth of new electronics in 2023. That is down from $512 billion in...

Electrical Item Recycling Is Working in Ireland

The report in question details a relationship between WEEE Ireland and a company known as KMK Metals. The relationship has been ongoing since 2005. During that time, the partners have managed to recycle more than 200...

5 Sustainable New Year's Resolutions You Can Actually Keep

It is that time of year again when the New Year's resolutions come hard and heavy. We are ready to make changes that are going to make us better people and members of our families...

German Company Launches Lithium Battery Recycling Plant

We tend to get excited when we hear news about advancements in the lithium-ion battery industry. One of the more recent pieces of good news involves Germany's Accurec, a company that has taken the necessary...

Yes, You Can Turn Your Apartment into a More Sustainable Space

Sustainability is a big part of the mission here at Pale Blue Earth. One of our goals is to contribute to the global effort to maintain the planet and its ecosystems so that future generations...