Newer Technology today announced the launch of a new recycling program, providing a no-cost means for customers to ensure their old PowerBook and iBook batteries are properly disposed of and that associated recoverable materials are responsibly recycled. “According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), nearly 3 billion cell-based batteries are purchased each year in the United States. Improper disposal of batteries creates environmental risks to groundwater supply and air quality, in addition to the non-recovery of recyclable materials.” Now included with all NewerTech NuPower laptop batteries is a free return shipping label. Batteries returned using this label are directed to the appropriate recycling/disposal center ensuring properly handling.