We all know that plastics do not deteriorate very rapidly. The same can be said for many man-made products. Batteries, or going cordless, can put a strain on our ecosystem once the batteries no longer hold a charge. They end up in dumps, land fills or worse yet, in our oceans, lakes and rivers.
There is good news on the technology of batteries. One company, Vendum, has filed a patent for a biodegradable battery. The battery is carbon based and is using nano technology. The entire thing is said to be non-toxic. They are being designed for personal cell phones and small electronics for now, with the aim for electric cars in the long run.
So the next time you go shopping to buy batteries, think about where they will end up once you are done with them.