Whole Foods stores get battery-exchange pilot

Whole Foods stores get battery-exchange pilot

Five Northwest Whole Foods Market stores signed on for the pilot phase of Portland-based Bettery's battery exchange kiosks.

Three stores in Oregon and two in Seattle will host Bettery kiosks starting after January 1 when Bettery tests its primary business thesis: That it can convince consumers to bring rechargeable batteries back to a kiosk and keep more consumer batteries out of landfills.

Charlie Kawasaki, Bettery's founder and CEO, said he's working to add more retailers for the pilot program.

Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.

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