Batteries

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23 Jun: Sustainable Tech: These Batteries Recharge Quickly, Use Less Energy

Remote control. Flashlight. Digital camera. Kid’s toy. Calculator.

All of these items require batteries, the little energy sources that have become an integral part of our lives. We rely on them so much that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that nearly 3 billion dry-cell batteries are purchased in the United States each year.

As our reliance grows, sustainability is increasingly becoming a focus area for battery manufacturers. Batteries are made to last longer and use less energy.

Take the Eco Cell USB rechargeable battery, for instance.

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18 Mar: Recycling Batteries is Responsible, and Easy to do at Best Buy

It’s easy to overlook those dead batteries hidden in a drawer or to toss them out with the household garbage. But they carry big weight when it comes to responsible recycling these days.

Consider this: In 2015 alone, Call2Recycle Inc., North America’s largest consumer battery stewardship organization and a Best Buy recycling partner, achieved a record-breaking 12.6-million pounds of batteries collected from thousands of drop-off locations across the United States. The organization estimates that’s a fraction of what could be collected if more people knew about battery recycling options.

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08 Sep: Top 10 Back to School Items You Might Have Forgotten

Classes are back in session at many U.S. colleges, but according to the National Retail Federation, almost 50 percent of students have completed only half of their Back to School shopping.

Even when all the items are checked off the list, there are bound to be things that got left off.

Don’t worry, Best Buy is here to help with a lineup of the top-10 things you might have forgotten:

1. Ink cartridges: By picking up a few ink cartridges, you’ll never have to stress about faded printing before handing in your papers.