Like Wall Clocks, both ALKALINE & LITHIUM are GOOD ENVIRONMENTAL OPTIONS
For example, the energy and materials needed to make them is balanced by the utility delivered to the consumer.
BATTERIES IN MID-DRAIN DEVICES
Like Flashlights, ALKALINE, LITHIUM AND NiMH RECHARGEABLE are all GOOD ENVIRONMENTAL OPTIONS
In these devices, there may be enough usage to balance the environmental impacts of rechargeable batteries, but alkaline and lithium still provide low impact, high performance service.
BATTERIES IN HIGH DRAIN DEVICES
Like Digital Cameras, LITHIUM, NiMH AND LI-ION RECHARGEABLES are all VIABLE OPTIONS
Lithium, NiMH recharge, and Li-Ion recharge batteries meet the performance needs of high drain devices by allowing consumers to minimize their environmental impact by choosing batteries that minimize the number of batteries and charges required.