Uniross has teamed up with the WWF in a joint bid to reduce the detrimental impact of single use batteries on the environment.

Uniross has teamed up with WWF in a joint bid to reduce the detrimental impact of single use batteries on the environment.

The battery manufacturer will collaborate with the WWF to organise battery collection events, promote recycling and launch eco-products ahead of legislation, to help address issues such as hazardous chemicals and diminishing natural resources.

Rechargeable batteries not only reduce waste, they also reduce the volume of materials used in battery manufacture. In addition, 75% of material in a rechargeable battery can be reused, compared with 60% for use-once, throw-away batteries. One Uniross rechargeable battery can be reused 500 times, equivalent to 500 throw away batteries, and with a monetary saving of £1,500.

As part of the licensing agreement, Uniross will launch a range of rechargeable batteries and chargers carrying WWF?s logo, including the new Hybrio range unveiled in August.

Simon West, Deputy General Manager of Uniross in the UK, said: ?Uniross and the WWF share a common purpose is seeking to stop the degradation of our planet. WWF chose to work with us rather than other battery companies because we only make – and have only ever made ? rechargeable batteries and rechargers.

WWF said: ?If everyone in the world were to consume natural resources at the rate we do in the UK, we?d need three planets to support us. Of course, we only have one planet ? and we?re using its resources at a faster rate than it can replenish them. We therefore must find ways to reduce our consumption and using rechargeable batteries is an excellent alternative to single use batteries.?

Find out more details at www.uniross.co.uk