Uniross are marking the 100 days countdown to the EU Battery Directive with the launch of a new range of chargers. With gadgets an everyday part of people’s lives, 660m batteries end up in landfill sites every year. The reliance on portable power means the last thing you want to worry about is carrying spare batteries. Uniross are making battery recharging a way of life with its new range of chargers that allow you to recharge your batteries anytime, anywhere.
If you’re in a hurry, use the new 15 minute charger at home to save time and the environment. Then, when you’re lying on the beach, you can recharge your batteries with the new Uniross Solar Charger. If your MP3 player’s battery runs out on a long train journey, simply plug in the new Uniross Pod, the portable power pack…and why take a separate alarm clock on your travels when Uniross now has a charger that incorporates a travel clock?
“Our customers have told us they want to recharge batteries wherever they are – with convenience and simplicity the key,” said Mike Doole, Managing Director of Uniross. “Ultimately we want people to ditch their disposable lifestyles and, with 100 days to go until the EU Battery Directive comes in, we hope the new additions to our range inspire people to do exactly that.”
Starting on September 26th 2008, the Battery Directive will make battery disposal more environmentally friendly. Consumers are being encouraged to recycle their disposable batteries at collection points. In the next four years, the UK must recycle 25% of all batteries, up from the current rate of 3%. Of course, Uniross’ rechargeable batteries remove the need to go to the collection points and cut down waste from packaging and non-recyclable battery components.
Uniross is the only battery brand endorsed by the WWF. “Throwing away batteries wastes precious resources and adds to environmental pollution," said Colin Butfield, Head of Campaigns at WWF-UK. "Recharging is a simple way people can reduce their impact on the environment, which is a key aim of WWF's One Planet Future campaign. Even better, a charger that uses the ultimate renewable energy source - the sun - means you can recharge whilst you’re on the move.”
With Uniross’ multiusage range, incorporating Hybrio technology you can now use the batteries straight out of the packet because they are pre charged. So they’re as convenient as a disposable battery, but when they run out you can just recharge them again and again … up to 1,000 times!
The new additions to the Uniross range are:
- With USB adaptor RRP £39.99
15 Minute Charger
- For a faster charge: charges any battery in less than 15 minutes RRP £34.99
- Your portable power hub: with USB adaptor RRP £19.99
- Wind powered portable power with bike mount, integrated
- Li-Ion battery with USB output and phone and game connectors RRP £49.99
Travel Clock Charger
- Charges any battery in less than three hours, while you sleep RRP £29.99
Universal Chargers (Two models)
- Model one charges between one and four AA / AAA / C / D batteries From £10.99
- Premium model charges any rechargeable battery in less than three hours RRP £29.99
The new range of Uniross chargers will be available from August from good electrical, department, supermarket and hardware stores and internet retailers.
For more information please visit the Uniross website.