Greater Toronto Area Students Compete in a Battery Recycling Mission with a Little Help from Earth Rangers

earth-rangers-logoCanadian conservation organization Earth Rangers is dedicated to giving children and their families’ tangible ways to be environmentally responsible. So, partnering with Call2Recycle on the Battery Blitz Mission was a natural extension of its efforts.

During the first quarter of 2015, a team of Earth Rangers and its animal ambassadors will visit 50 schools in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) to educate students about the environmental impact if batteries aren’t disposed of properly and the role they play to ensure batteries don’t end up in landfills. Each school will take on the Battery Blitz Mission: bring in used single-use and rechargeable batteries (weighing less than 5kg (11 pounds) for recycling in a special Call2Recycle box. At the end of the two-week mission, Call2Recycle will weigh the batteries; the school that collects the most used batteries by weight will win a special celebration. Blitz results will be announced in April 2015.

“The Battery Blitz Mission and our partnership with Call2Recycle will provide students and schools with a hands-on way to make a difference right in their own communities,” says Peter Kendall, executive director, Earth Rangers.

Joe Zenobio, executive director of Call2Recycle Canada, added, “By helping children across the GTA better understand the lifecycle of a battery, we’re ensuring better communities and a better planet for generations to come.”

You can read the Battery Blitz launch release here.



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