- The non-profit organization that operates the Call2Recycle® program is officially changed from Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) to Call2Recycle, Inc.
- Call2Recycle expands its program to include household batteries in all Canadian provinces.
- Call2Recycle receives California Product Stewardship Council’s “Bow & Arrow Award” for Coalition Building
- Call2Recycle expands its program to include all household batteries, including alkalines, in Canada’s Quebec province.
- Call2Recycle announces in April the election of John Matthews, principal of Matthews Strategic Services, LLC, to the RBRC Board of Directors.
- Call2Recycle is awarded a Bronze Telly for its “Answer the Call” Public Service Announcement (PSA).
- Call2Recycle is the first program of its kind to receive Responsible Recycling Practices Standard (R2) certification.
- Call2Recycle announces in January the election of John Bradford, Chief Innovations Officer for Interface Americas to the RBRC Board of Directors.
- Call2Recycle expanded its program to include all household batteries, including alkalines, in Canada’s Manitoba province.
- Call2Recycle received a special permit from U.S. Department of Transportation for its all new collection box.
- Call2Recycle expanded its program to include all household batteries, including alkalines, in Canada’s British Columbia province.
- Call2Recycle launched MyCall2Recycle, a consumer awareness campaign that challenged Americans to recycle one million pounds of batteries.
- Call2Recycle is the first battery program to be recognized by Basel Action Network for ensuring that battery waste is not dumped overseas.
- Andrew Sirjord, the vice president of operations for SANYO Energy (U.S.A), becomes the new chairman of the board of directors.
- Linda Biagioni, the vice president of environmental affairs for Black & Decker, is elected to the board of directors.
- Call2Recycle expands its rechargeable battery collection program to include 5th chemistry, Nickel Zinc (Ni-Zn).
- Call2Recycle partners with U.S. Forest Service and with Earth911.
- Maine enacts cellphone recycling legislation.
- RBRC Canada celebrates its 10th anniversary.
- Mayor of City of San Diego, Jerry Sanders issues an official proclamation recognizing April 11 as Rechargeable Battery Recycling Awareness Day.
- The House of Representatives reads and adopts Georgia House Resolution 87, which commends RBRC as one of Georgia’s sustainable businesses.
- Call2Recycle receives Zephyr Award for 2005 Annual Report.
- US Ad Review selects “Recycling Isn’t Painful”, animal print ad series, as one of The Best In American Advertising.
- New York City enacts rechargeable battery recycling bill.
- California implements rechargeable battery and cellphone recycling laws.
- Call2Recycle partners with Xentel DM and the Legendary Hockey Heroes Oldtimers’ Tour.
- Popular Science magazine presents “Ad of the Month” award to RBRC for “Recycling That’s Easy to Wrap Around” advertisement.
- Retired Cellphone Ad Campaign receives Silver Award from the 3rd Annual Service Industry Advertising Awards and Gold MarCom Creative Award.
- Call2Recycle receives SABRE Award of Excellence for the 2005 Fashion Week event.
- New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg issues letter of recognition.
- Call2Recycle waives program fees for all U.S. and Canada businesses.
- The Nova Scotia Resource Recovery Fund Board presents Call2Recycle with “Industry Steward of the Year” award at 7th Annual Mobius Environmental Awards.
- New TV PSAs titled “Recycling Magic” feature environmental activist and eco-stylist Danny Seo.
- Call2Recycle renews and expands partnership with INMETCO.
- Recognized with a Gold MarCom Creative Award for its “Cellphone Retirement” ad campaign in the category of “Print Advertising Campaign”.
- Receives Gold Addy Award by the Raleigh chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) for the “Cellphone Retirement” ad campaign.
- Call2Recycle receives a 2005 Outstanding Sustainable Style Achievement (OSSA) Award in the category of “Industrial Design & Consumer Products”.
- RBRC announces new national program, Call2Recycle®, for recycling old cellphones, as well as used rechargeable batteries.
- Office Depot and Lowe’s enroll in the program.
- Recycling cellphones benefits charity, Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
- Call2Recycle and RadioShack team up to launch National Cellphone Recycling Week.
- New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg proclaims October 11 as National Cellphone Recycling Day.
- PSAs “Freedom” and “Cordless Cool” receive Silver Inkwell Communications Awards.
- RBRC waives program fees for public agency participation.
- RBRC’s public education campaign generates 400 million media impressions.
- RBRC Canada receives a Certificate of Appreciation from Mayor of Ottawa for the Take It Back program.
- Popular Science magazine honors RBRC with “Ad of the Month” for the woodpecker with power drill print ad.
- The Home Depot names RBRC, “Environmental Partner of the Year”.
- Hockey legend, Guy Lafleur champions the Canada program.
- RBRC receives Waste Minimization Award from the Recycling Council of Ontario.
- America Recycles Day presents RBRC with Certificate of Appreciation.
- Program expands to include all small rechargeable batteries, adding Ni-MH, Li-ion, and Pb, along with Ni-Cd.
- Governor Jesse Ventura declares April 27 as Battery Check Day in the state of Minnesota.
- New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani proclaims April 26 as Battery Check Day.
- “Gather Up Your Ni-Cds” TV PSA wins Silver Inkwell award.
- RBRC receives Pollution Prevention Award presented by the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment.
- The first ever Battery Check Day is initiated.
- RBRC is included into Canada’ EcoAction 2000 network.
- Renew America and the National Awards Council for the Environment Sustainability presents RBRC with a Certificate of Environmental Achievement.
- RBRC receives Recycling at Work Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
- Keep America Beautiful presents a national award to RBRC.
- Charge Up to Recycle!® program is launched in Canada.
- U.S. EPA certifies RBRC Battery Recycling Seal.
- Environment Canada and Natural Resources Canada endorse program.
- RBRC’ Charge Up to Recycle! program launches in the U.S. featuring Richard Karn, ‘Al’ from TV’s “Home Improvement”.
- Keep America Beatiful endorses Charge Up to Recycle! program.
- The rechargeable power industry funds RBRC to provide collection and recycling of Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd) batteries.