The first batteries designed for the circular economy
Cradle to Cradle Product Design Award — Best Overall Project
V O L T A B E T T E R B A T T E R I E S
The first in a series of objects for the circular economy. Uncompromisingly sustainable, these batteries are made with non-toxic, recycled materials, can be recharged with salt and vinegar, remanufactured, composted, and recycled.
M A T E R I A L S E L E C T I O N
Each material was carefully selected based on performance, durability, and sustainability attributes, earning the highest material reutilization score. A redox reaction provides the electric current.
L E S S B U T B E T T E R
Volta's unique pill-form, affordances, and signifiers makes it easy to remove from battery compartments, differentiate terminals, and disassemble.