PerfPower super alkaline batteries are made with recycled and recyclable materials (paper, plastic, and steel can) where possible, and with no lead, mercury and cadmium. The packaging is also made using soy ink and petplastic. These Super Alkaline batteries compare in performance to all major brands with a Performance Guarantee. PerfPower's unique and industry's only free recycling initiative is their true differentiator in the market. PerfPower has lowered the carbon foot print for recycling by using the USPS flat rate boxes for all PerfPower batteries to be recycled. PerfPower has also lowered the carbon emissions for recycling by using a mechanical shredding process instead of smelting at high temperatures. PerfPower is not only a eco-conscious company, but a socially conscious company as well by donating a portion of their proceeds to Autism speaks.