All batteries to be recycled by 2008

An EU directive puts the onus on battery manufacturers to cover the cost of recycling their products. Groups representing the industry say this will lead to a rise in the cost of batteries. Which won’t be a bad thing, really, it might drive more people to invest in rechargeables, another way to cut the waste and pollution of one-shots.

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  1. A rise in the cost of batteries. Inconvenient, yes, but probably a small price to pay for keeping batteries out of landfills. Unless prices will rise to astronomical levels (is there a chance of that happening?), in which case rechargeable batteries are indeed a much better option.