Eco Alkalines™ Batteries are pleased to announce their upcoming launch with Best Buy Canada. Best Buy Canada is the nation’s fastest growing retailer of consumer electronics and shares Eco Alkalines™ vision for creating and supplying sustainable businesses and communities.
Best Buy Canada is a specialty retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics, personal computers and entertainment. Best Buy offers consumers a unique shopping experience with the latest technology and entertainment products, at the right price, with a no-pressure sales environment.
Best Buy is strongly committed to doing it share in protecting the planet and conserving the earth’s resources. As an electronics retailer company, Best Buy feels a responsibility to prevent old and unwanted electronics from making their way to Canadian landfills, and have been making strides to reduce their energy consumption and environmental footprint. In the spring of 2013, select Best Buys stores across Canada teamed up and collected more than 37,000 pounds of e-waste of local residents. Additionally, every Best Buy location in Canada offers convenient in-store recycling where customers can recycle everything from batteries and cell phones to printers and TVs. Best Buy is also committed to offering sustainable products, and in addition to Eco Alkalines™ batteries, offers a range of items identified as green.
Like Best Buy Canada, Eco Alkalines™ batteries are a Canadian company committed to environmental sustainability and green innovation. Eco-Alkalines™ batteries are environmentally friendly and landfill safe. They are manufactured with earth friendly derivatives and contain 0% trace amounts of harmful metals such as Mercury, Cadmium and Lead. They have been certified as Carbonfree® by reputable eco partners Carbonfund.org Foundation and NSF Sustainability and can be used to count towards prerequisites and credits in L.E.E.D certified building projects and building operation.
In addition to their innovative and unique green credentials and applications, Eco Alkalines™ batteries have impressive power and an incredible life span. Performance and longevity tests have been conducted and consistently demonstrate that Eco Alkalines™ perform equal to or better than the leading national brands. Eco Alkalines™ have a guaranteed 5-year shelf life and a unique patented leak resistant seal ensuring that they will not leak into your devices.
Despite their pioneering eco accolades and novel technology, Eco Alkalines™ batteries are competitively priced compared to the leading national brands. As eco-friendly technology evolves to a ‘must’ rather than a choice, Eco Alkalines™ does not believe that consumers and companies should have to pay a premium for a green product.
Customers can purchase Eco Alkalines™ batteries and other green products through a Best Buy retail store or online at www.bestbuy.ca.
Clean water - a basic necessity for life and sustainability, yet almost 800 million people in our world still lack access to it. Carbonfund.org Certified Carbonfree® partner Nika Water not only ensures that their products’ carbon dioxide emissions are fully neutralized, but Nika uses the power of water to help bring clean water to those in need.
Five years ago, Nika took the important step to perform a life cycle assessment of their bottled water, measuring the carbon emissions required to source and transport the water, manufacture the bottles, caps, labels and packaging, deliver the water to distribution outlets, then use and recycle the empty water bottles. As each bottle of Nika Water is sold, Nika makes a corresponding donation to Carbonfund.org to neutralize the carbon emissions attributable to that bottle of water. Nika’s ongoing donations to Carbonfund.org support reforestation projects around the world that absorb carbon dioxide emissions while providing additional environmental benefits to the wildlife, habitat and communities in and around the projects.
“After extensive research, we determined that Carbonfund.org was the superior provider of carbon footprint solutions due to their professionalism, pragmatic and business friendly solutions, list of available projects and complete operational transparency ensuring that Nika was devoting its resources in a truly meaningful way,” explains Jordan Mellul, General Manager for Nika.
Now Nika has launched another project to bring a safe, clean source of water to a community in need. In the West Sumatra region of Indonesia, the community of Muntei Kecil uses the river as their primary water source, even though the unsanitary condition and poor quality of the water threatens their health. As part of Nika’s ongoing mission to use the power of water to make a positive impact, Nika is partnering with Surfaid to build a solar powered water pump with water source protection to serve the community in Muntei Kecil.
With access to clean water, the community will be able to grow and become sustainable. All Nika Water purchases participate in this project and others that Nika supports in addressing the growing need for clean, safe drinking water around the world. By directing 100% of its profits from the sale of its bottled water to alleviate water and sanitation needs in impoverished countries, Nika hopes to solve the water needs of thousands of families throughout the world. Carbonfund.org values our partnership with Nika Water and supports their efforts to reduce the global water crisis.