When honey meets money – there’s a match you’ve probably never heard before, and probably never will again. In this case, money relates to the cost of replacing batteries in device after device around the home. From kids toys to kitchen gadgets, there are over seventy battery powered items in the average American home. That’s a huge cost, and something that really isn’t great for the planet either. Unlike the majority of what goes into the trash can, batteries are notoriously difficult to recycle, so they almost always get disposed of in a less that green way – one of a large number of reasons why you should look into recycling in other ways.
Batteries are often seen as disposable, and in a sense they are – they’re certainly sold that way unless you specifically choose a rechargeable variety. However, that’s not necessarily true. As Tom Ericson teaches, in his EZ battery reconditioning review, very few batteries are truly single use regardless of their purpose. Whether you’re needing a new car battery, laptop or phone cell or more general multi purpose batteries, before heading to the mechanic, computer repair shop or hardware store, take a look at Tom’s guide. What’s really interesting is how nature can offer recharging solutions too – including from the humble bumble bee!
As we know, a byproduct of a bee’s day to day activity is honey, and we also know they’re naturally sugar rich. Sugar is a natural energy source, so when you think about it, it’s no surprise that energy can be harnessed in other ways than as a food source. You’ll know about food waste being recycled and turned into a source of heat for apartment and tower blocks for example, so how about using excess honey to revive dead batteries.
Admittedly, the technology and methods aren’t as easy as others that Tom covers in his guide, but the point we’re making is that energy doesn’t always have to come from the grid via the power outlets we all plug into without a thought every day. What if we all turned to the hive rather than the power cord to recharge batteries, or simply turned to a more traditional clean energy source like wind or the sun? Things could very quickly improve for planet Earth and Mother Nature, as we help reduce toxic waste and utilise green energy all in one easy change!