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Safeway installing Bettery’s in-store ‘Swap Stations’ for batteries

Portland, Ore. -- Bettery announced that it has teamed up with Safeway to give consumers a convenient way to adopt reusable household batteries, not only reducing their environmental footprint but also saving them money.

Bettery Swap Stations – kiosks for purchasing and exchanging rechargeable batteries – are being installed this month at multiple Safeway locations, starting with stores in Portland, Seattle and surrounding communities.

"At Safeway we are constantly looking for innovative partners like Bettery who can help us create cleaner and healthier communities," said Steve Frisby, president of the Northwest Division of Safeway. "We’re confident that together with Bettery we can dramatically reduce the number of batteries that end up in landfills while giving our customers a great option for powering all of their household gadgets."

More than 2.5 billion landfill-clogging household batteries are thrown away in the U.S. every year. The Swap Stations allow for easy purchase and exchange of reusable AA and AAA batteries and serve as a drop-off site for recycling traditional single-use AA and AAA alkaline batteries.

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