Poundland "disposable" phone charger.

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zapro_dk : It should be illegal to bring these kind of products to market. Stupid.

LOLDONGS : These things need to be illegal already.

cedarstuff : I'm no greenie, but this single-use charger is pretty revolting. If it can't be recycled then it should be taxed to all hell.

Adrian Rabbage : Whatever the reason for them, it's still a shocking waste of resources.

Tom De Mulder : These things are so wasteful and pointless. They'll all end up in landfill without having really been useful.

Jim E.G. Smith : This is a staggeringly irresponsible product on all levels. It represents crap value for the consumer and crap value for the planet as a whole.

90msg90 : 1200 mAh rechargeable power bank for 1£. 650 mAh one time use power bank for 2£. Poundland, your logic befuddles me.

The Defpom's Repair Channel : Great example of commercial greed, omit the micro USB input in order to sell more units, disgraceful!

Labs : EU is pushing the Article 13 when this thing pose much bigger problem to the environment.

Prestige Clash : These are such a terrible product, so wasteful.

megasquals : I'm disgusted this product exists

rabbeseking : Man we’re so desperate to drown in a mixture of melted glaciers & garbage like this.

jort93z : are we really in 2018? i can't believe they make 500mAh lithium ion battery packs you throw away after 20 minutes of use.

Jonathan Green : Why, why, why? Massive waste aside, you can literally get a 10000mah bank for like 20 bucks that can fully charge a phone at least twice, and is *gasp* reusable.

SWEATYGEAR? : I wish they would do some scheme around this, maybe make it cost £3, then give you a pound back if you return it. They could have them recharged in bulk for practically nothing, even if you only cycled them through like 10 charges before disposing of them they would make a pile of money for less outlay and massively cut down on waste

Stevie Klaer : These started popping up at my university too. There are outlets that anyone can plug into everywhere, and on top of that, most people already have a rechargeable power bank. What a wasteful and useless device. Edit: oh, ill have to start collecting these, and modifying and repackaging them.

FunScientifix : These things are literally cancer to environment. Actually, they order batch of 4000-8000 of these. The circuit and the battery are made in china in bulk and are exceptionally cheap. Even after the shipping, big corps make a good margin selling you these at 2Pounds. They might just have paid less than quarter of a pound for one including everything. So it's like capitalism on a whole new and shittier viewpoint

gowd sake : Poundland should be ashamed of itself

Gribbo9999 : It's horrendously expensive electricity and a great way to screw the environment as well. Apocalypse very soon. Are we all mad?

IncertusetNescio : Shame they make and sell those instead of making a super cheap rechargeable pack out of it. Would be easy enough to do. On an unrelated note apparently scrolling a full screen video is now a thing.

dirty girl : These Products are a Disgrace. Trading standards Should ban them . .

William Shreckengost : Oh I wish this concept would just die. Heck, just sell chargers that use alkaline/NiMH AA/AAA cells, maybe with batteries included, or on the same shelf as the batteries for a mean impulse buy. They have stupid capacities compared to lithium, they're ubiquitous, and they don't fill landfills with valuable materials shortly after leaving the box.

tommy : Bloody hell...Mother nature has the right to be wiping us clean off the slate

nutzeeer : I have never seen such crap being sold in germany. It should really be forbidden.

J T : This whole concept is an abomination.

HB45175 : This should be banned for sale. Period.

The Dollar Guy : How about pound and a half with the missing parts to make it rechargeable? These are the apex of human stupidity otherwise.

Povilas Staniulis : Such devices make absolutely zero sense. They are a waste of perfectly good lithium cells. A few extra cents and these could be rechargeable low capacity power banks.

Ian Grice : Great, more disposable toxic crap for land fill.

Markokk888 : things like that should be illegal.. this is bs..

nogginthenog : Such a waste. These would be great for an ESP8266/ESP32 project such as a solar powered weather station. Thanks BC.

Gordon Aitchison : How come the authorities are not taking Poundland to court for misrepresentation of the battery claim?

Alejandrohe08 : So, basically batteries for phones?

Henrik Nielsen : Late stage capitalism, y'all

Floydarn' : This sounds like a really bad product! The cost/charge is madness.

Wim Widdershins : So they could've made this OTG rechargeable and omitted isolation switch?

Read more : That is a huge waste of materials. 500mah is really really small

zh84 : In 1990s Britain there was a lot of talk about Trevor Bayliss and his wind-up radio. A handle wound a strong spring which drove a generator to power a radio. Could you make a wind-up human-powered phone charger? By my calculations (probably wrong) 4000mAh at 4V is about 60kJ - equivalent to about 13 kilocalories, not a significant part of a typical human's energy budget.

Ghost81 : Excellent use of world resources.

DimerNL : This kind of wastefulness should be made illegal by governments.

Prestige Clash : 1:54 I see you are also a paying member like myself of the DNA-National Dyslexia Association.

LondonNight : Those are a crime against Earth itself.

Robin Campbell : You always need to provide "proper protection" when you pick up a stranger.

Alex Reeve : Funny thing is, on the battery there is the "do not dispose" sign printed on it..

Shaun : shouldnt be legal

thrillscience : Every day's a Festival with Big Clive!

Buy me Skittles : It should be mandatory that places that sell these accept used ones as returns and give you a percentage of the cost back. The seller is then responsible for sending the returns back to the manufacturer who must recycle them. The sellers wouldn't want to take them back, the manufacturers wouldn't want to recycle them, they stop making them. Problem solved.

Dave Webster : Your modded one.. Perfect for a battery backup on a raspberry pi just put it inline and off you go.

Atak Snajpera : Those cells are most likely recovered from old cell phones or dumb phones. Normally new battery of this size has capacity of 800mah. Yours has only ~500mah. China has found interesting way of sending back electronic waste to europe ;)

Zirconium Hacker : Somebody needs to petition to get companies to stop selling these things, or to make it outright illegal.