Energizer Introduces World’s First High-Performance Battery Made with Recycled Batteries
Energizer® EcoAdvancedTM AA Battery, made with 4 per cent recycled content by total weight, up to 10 per cent of a key active ingredient, delivers long-lasting power while creating less impact on the environment
Energizer Household Products, a division of Energizer Holdings, Inc., is once again leading the battery industry with its latest innovation, Energizer® EcoAdvancedTM, the world’s first AA battery made with four per cent recycled content by total weight, up to 10 per cent of a key active ingredient. Energizer EcoAdvanced is Energizer’s highest performing alkaline battery and powers consumers’ most critical devices while creating less impact on the environment.
“Industry experts long believed it was impossible to create a battery made with recycled batteries while maintaining performance,” said Michelle Atkinson, Global Chief Marketing Officer, “Our scientists welcome a challenge and have spent the past seven years creating just that – Energizer EcoAdvanced – our highest performing alkaline battery and the world’s first AA battery made with four per cent recycled battery material.”
Energizer scientists created proprietary partnerships and an innovative approach that refines and transforms recycled battery material into a high-performance active ingredient. This ingredient, used in conjunction with energy rings, results in a long-lasting battery that has less impact on the environment – both by requiring less mining of virgin material in the manufacturing process and by reducing the amount of batteries consumers need to power their devices resulting in less waste.
“Today we are introducing a high-performance AA battery made with four per cent recycled batteries,” said Atkinson. “Our future innovations will continue to reduce the impact Energizer batteries have on the environment. By 2025, our vision for Energizer EcoAdvanced is to increase the amount of recycled battery material ten-fold to 40 per cent.”
Energizer® EcoAdvanced will be available at leading retailers nationally in Australia in AA and AAA batteries from the second quarter of 2015.
Energizer is committed to bringing positive energy to the world by creating less waste and working toward a future where recycling is more broadly available. Energizer EcoAdvanced is the first step in creating value for recycled battery material, which until today has had little or no economic value.
Energizer EcoAdvanced is another in a long line of innovative “firsts” from Energizer in the battery category. Energizer introduced Energizer Ultimate Lithium, the world’s longest lasting AA and AAA batteries in high- tech devices, the world’s first dry cell battery and the world’s first watch battery. Energizer was also the first to remove mercury from alkaline and hearing aid batteries and the first to create child resistant packaging to mitigate coin cell ingestion by children, along with an awareness campaign.