Charlie-Kawasaki-BETTERY.png A convenient, affordable solution to purchasing and recycling batteries was the inspiration for Charlie Kawasaki to co-found BETTERY, the nation’s first kiosks for the responsible use and purchase of sustainable battery products. Kawasaki likens BETTERY kiosks, which are found at select Safeway and Whole Foods Markets locations in the Seattle and Portland metro areas, to Redbox kiosks, but instead of swapping DVDs and Blu-rays, it’s AA and AAA batteries. After an affordable one-time deposit to get started, customers can bring spent batteries back to the kiosk to swap them for new ones at a reduced cost.