Here at Moshi, we have always been committed to environmental stewardship. We use soy ink and recycled materials for our packaging, and build our products to last.
We recently launched our new line of IonBank portable batteries, which have significant technical updates and beautiful new aesthetics. While we’re excited about sharing these new IonBanks with the world, we also know that people will inevitably be tossing out their old batteries as they opt for a new and improved product.
Enter IonXchange, our new battery recycling program.
How Does IonXchange Work?
If you have an old lithium-ion or lithium-polymer battery bank – from any manufacturer – that you no longer need or want, simply fill out our IonXchange form to generate a shipping label paid for by Moshi. Mail us your battery and, when we receive it, you will receive a discount code for 20% off your next Moshi.com order.
Why Recycle Batteries?
Batteries contain a plethora of elements, including lead, lithium, copper, aluminum, nickel, and cobalt. When sent to landfills, some of the most harmful elements can seep into water supplies and stay around forever, posing potential health risks and further damage to the environment. By recycling batteries responsibly, you not only stop harmful elements from ending up in food and water supplies, but also allow most of the metals in a spent battery to be salvaged and reused.
Moshi is a Call2Recycle Industry Steward, which means that we are dedicated to responsibly recycling all of our portable battery products when they reach the end of their lifecycle. Formed more than 20 years ago, Call2Recycle is a non-profit organization that helps consumers recycle almost any type of battery. They clearly know what they’re doing; the organization recycled more than 12.6 million pounds of batteries in 2015 alone!
Currently, it is legal to export old electronics to third-world countries where they are dismantled and dumped. This is not something we at Moshi feel is acceptable. The IonXchange program expands on Moshi’s personal commitment by accepting all brands of lithium-ion or lithium-polymer batteries (up to 2 lbs.) for recycling. By working with Call2Recycle, you know that when you send your battery in to us, it will be recycled responsibly.
Questions? Comments? Let us know below! To recycle your battery through IonXchange, click here to begin.