Newer Technology today announced the launch of its battery recycling program, designed to reward customers who help in that effort with some additional “green.” The new program allows customers to send in their old Apple or third-party PowerBook or iBook batteries and receive a US$19 rebate for each NewerTech replacement battery purchased. The battery type sent in for rebate must be the same type as the battery purchased. If the customer wishes to return additional batteries, NewerTech will see they are properly disposed of even though the rebate will not apply. NewerTech’s laptop batteries, available for most Apple iBook and PowerBook models including all current Apple models, start at $119.99 and offer as much as 50 percent more capacity than Apple’s stock batteries, according to the company.