Solar Flashlight! > via Marisa Ware
Every year, Americans buy and discard 3,000,000,000 batteries-which contain toxic metals like mercury, cadmium and nickel that get into our waterstream and do naughty things to Mother Earth. Here’s an eco-option to battery-powered flashlights. This lightweight, durable hybrid combines power from built-in solar panel along with rechargeable batteries, providing up to 16 hours straight of light (if you’re say, camping in Iceland) and keeping at least a few batteries out of our landfills.
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