BETTERY Inc. was privately held company based in Portland, Oregon. It provides a retail store-based reusable exchange rate service to consumers. BETTERY kiosks or “Swap Stations” allow you to buy AA or AAA batteries that can be used just like any other single use battery. Once drained, the batteries can be fully tested. The company has been in the Pacific Northwest and is located in the Pacific Northwest. The BETTERY brand was sold in 2014 to Green Box Batteries, LLC, in Tacoma, WA privately held company. Green Box Batteries, LLC has re-launched the Netflix did for DVD rentals.
Batteries account for> 1% of waste poundage, but 88% of mercury, 52% of cadmium, and in total they account for 50-70% of all heavy metal contaminants in landfills including Zinc, Manganese, Lead, Nickel, Cobalt, Cadmium , Arsenic, and Mercury depending on the battery chemistry mix in a given landfill location. By using a reusable battery swap service, it has less impact on air pollutants (such as Carbon, Nitrogen, and Methane gases) than disposable batteries. That’s equivalent to driving 1,243 miles less each year per consumer. The BETTERY brand reduces the volume of batteries that are thrown away in the US every year. Approximately 90 percent of portable batteries manufactured in the US are alkaline dry cells with a total annual production exceeding 10 trillion units. Today, the majority of these batteries end up in landfills. Each BETTERY reusable battery can be swapped and reused up to a thousand times before it is recycled back into the manufacturing stream. Consumers can use the BETTERY kiosk to drop off traditional single-use batteries, where they will be recycled. The contents of recycled batteries can be made to make metal and other raw materials. where they will be recycled. The contents of recycled batteries can be made to make metal and other raw materials. where they will be recycled. The contents of recycled batteries can be made to make metal and other raw materials.
Founded in 2011 with the mission to reduce waste by utilizing the latest advancements in reusable battery technology, BETTERY belongs to the movement of companies with sustainability at its core. With a veteran team of executives and advisers from major battery, kiosk and high tech companies, BETTERY is poised to reinvent the portable power industry.