As part of the conference, being held in New York from 26th September, each of the attendees (comprising world leaders and executives) will be given a pair of USBCell AA rechargeable batteries.
The USBCell is a great example of how innovative design can help address environmental and waste problems. To recharge USBCell, you simply pop off its cap, insert into any USB port, and power is yours, on the go. Each cell can be recharged over 500 times without the need of a bulky AC/DC charger or cable.
By transforming the concept of the rechargeable battery, the USBCell is for the first time offering a real alternative to the wasteful, harmful and outmoded alkaline battery or un-portable chargers. Conservative calculations show that each USBCell compared to alkaline use, could save 7Kg of CO2 from being emitted (equivalent to the C02 emissions from each persons average annual beer consumption) and some 3KG of toxic waste from being dumped into landfill. USBCell, with its distinctive green cap, is a green choice, and has been commended as one of the best designs of 2006 by Design Week, and by D&AD.
Announced one year ago at DemoFall US on 26th Sept - USBCell is now available worldwide from the USBCell website, and at major retail chains such as DSG (PC World / Currys), John Lewis in the UK, Dick Smith in Australia, and at Office Max and other leading stores shortly in the USA.