After two years, The Impossible Project is ending its Battery Return Program. Originally conceived as an effort to help keep the environment a little cleaner, the program has reached the end of the line. Citing a rising cost of shipping and a large influx of batteries that can’t be recycled, the Impossible Project has set an end date of July 15, 2013. According to the press release, the folks over at Impossible are researching ways to “make analog instant photography more environmentally friendly”. Part of that includes battery-less instant film for new cameras they’re releasing next month: the Instant Lab and Pinhole cameras. The Impossible Project extends its gratitude to all who have participated in the program, and they lament the fact that they have to close the door on the program.