What does it mean to live responsibly? It means living with a minimal impact on the environment, including using fewer natural resources, reducing waste, and considering the quality of life that future generations will experience when making your own lifestyle decisions.
How to "Green" onership of a Roomba or a Scooba.
We all love our roombas and scoobas and would never consider going back to a upright vacuum or a mop and wringer. So how do we live responsibly, green and own a robotic appliance? The average roomba/scooba uses 7-9 lbs of plasitcs, 1lb of various metals, holds approximately 60ft of wiring and runs on a rechargeable NiMH, NiCD or Li-ion battery cells pack.
The batteries used in a roomba or scooba are usually nickel-cadmium (nicad), lithium ion, or nickel-metal-hydride (NiMH). Nicads are good batteries, but the cadmium in them is toxic. Cadmium in the environment is already a big problem, so it's clear that we want to recycle all nicad batteries. Nickel-metal-hydride (NiMH) and lithium-ion rechargeable batteries are less toxic, but it is still recommended that they be recycled responsibly.
The RBRC accepts rechargeable nicad, NiMH, Li-Ion The RBRC has made it very convenient for you to recycle your rechargeables by getting retail stores like Home Depot, Target, Wal-Mart, and others to serve as collection points. And it's all free of charge. To find a drop-off point near you in the US or Canada visit http://www.call2recycle.org for details.
Pleasae check with your local waste management office for any county or city ordinances concerning recycling before disposal of your Roomba, Scooba or Robotic appliance.
How to Dispose of your Roomba/Scooba or robotic appliance responsibly?
Customers are welcome to ship in their old Roomba Scooba or Robotic Appliance to us for responsible disposal. We will recycle all the metals, copper and circuitry and dispose of the non-recycleable parts, components and materials in accordance with our local recycling laws and county ordinances.
Please send your email address with your donation and we will reimburse our customers for their postage costs up to $15.00 per unit.
ProTech Robotics™/ DONATIONS
4601 Hegira St
North Port, Florida 34286