27 Mar '13, 8pm

Non-toxic Lithium-Ion Battery Packs Revolutionizing Power Tools

Non-toxic Lithium-Ion Battery Packs Revolutionizing Power Tools

Most cordless power tools were powered with Nickel Cadmium battery packs. These battery packs were good because they were much better than the old lead based packs, they were fairly cheap and had a decent power to weight ratio. But for all of their advantages, they still contained cadmium, which is considered a toxic material. That meant that there were millions of these battery packs being used and discarded with toxic material contained within. Many manufacturers tried to offer recycling and collection services, but more often than not, these battery packs were thrown away with the rest of the construction waste.

Full article: http://greenbuildingelements.com/2013/03/27/non-toxic-lit...

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