CHARGED UP

In the battery category, price and performance trump conscience. While consumers have long adjusted to rechargeable batteries in many aspects of their lives with cell phones, digital music players, personal digital assistants and laptop computers, among many other examples their preference when shopping in supermarkets remains the single-use battery. Some consumers are expressing a concern for what

In the battery category, price and performance trump conscience.

While consumers have long adjusted to rechargeable batteries in many aspects of their lives — with cell phones, digital music players, personal digital assistants and laptop computers, among many other examples — their preference when shopping in supermarkets remains the single-use battery.

Some consumers are expressing a concern for what happens to the batteries once they have been used up, while others recogniz

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