Everyday, landfills across the country are littered with thousands of alkaline batteries. Sundance Solar, has a broad range of products to cut down on this pollution. They have a foldable solar charger available for purchase, which can fold away when not in use. It has a high upfront cost, but pays for itself over time. If you do not have $300 or do not get the solar charger on December 25th (it should be on everyone's list), you can try their AA/AAA battery chargers for only $40. Check them out here:
Also, before you throw out your alkaline batteries, check out this site, enter your zip code, and select Battery Recycling. Make the extra effort and help our environment!