NiCds banned in Europe from September as far as consumer batteries are concerned. What will replace it? Dr. Josef Daniel-Ivad reports.
Ever since the negative impact of nickel cadmium batteries on health and the environment became well established, governments worked to ensure safe recycling even as battery manufacturers searched for appropriate alternative chemistries. Over time, a number of companies began to offer replacement products. Among the most notable has been Pure EnergVisions Corporation (Canada), which has successfully marketed their Rechargeable Alkaline Manganese-Zinc (MnZn) batteries as a direct replacement for single-use alkaline batteries for their . . .