Dynamic leaders in the battery and automotive industries strengthen Call2Recycle’s position ahead of a significant period of growth.
TORONTO, ON, August 24, 2023 – Call2Recycle, Canada’s leading battery collection and recycling program, is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors, Tammy Giroux from General Motors Canada and Kevin Rejent from Energizer Holdings. The latest appointments strengthen Call2Recycle’s Board industry expertise with their extensive knowledge of the battery and automotive industries as well as government relation strategies.
“I am thrilled to welcome both Tammy and Kevin who will bring their unique perspectives to our Board,” said Norman Clubb, Chair of the Call2Recycle Board of Directors. “As the need for battery recycling continues to grow and evolve in Canada, I am glad to see our Board expanding to include individuals with new expertise that will strengthen the growth of our program, helping achieve our battery recycling goals and supporting our provincial and industry partners.”
Currently Manager of Government Relations at General Motors, Tammy Giroux brings over 20 years of experience in the automotive industry, with expertise in industry/government collaboration, environmental programs and quality standards. As the rise of Electric Vehicles (EV) contributes to increased demand for battery materials, Tammy’s insights will be essential in guiding the next steps of Call2Recycle’s strategy to support the EV sector, better collaborating with automotive manufacturers, and continuing to improve Call2Recycle’s EV battery recycling program as it expands across Canada in the next few years.
Kevin Rejent is currently Senior Counsel, Regulatory and Government Affairs at Energizer – an industry steward and one of Call2Recycle’s largest participating members. With over 20 years of experience in the legal and regulatory affairs sectors, Kevin will provide crucial global perspectives and key trends of the battery industry and its recycling needs, as well as the directions to expand and harmonize Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulatory frameworks for battery recycling across Canada.
The appointment of Tammy and Kevin expands the size of the Board to 15 directors. Together, this group of experienced professionals from different industries linked to the battery recycling ecosystem will continue advising Call2Recycle in its mission to safely increase the diversion of batteries from Canadian landfills. Thanks to their support, Call2Recycle is looking forward to pursuing its battery recycling successes (with already over 40 million kg of used batteries recycled in Canada since 1997) and collecting and recycling even greater volumes of batteries in the coming decades to support Canada’s circular economy.
About Call2Recycle Canada, Inc.
Call2Recycle® is Canada’s leading organization for battery collection and recycling, fulfilling product stewardship obligations on behalf of over 400 members, including producers of single-use and rechargeable batteries. It is the provincially-approved consumer battery collection and recycling program for British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, and Prince Edward Island, and operates as a registered Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO) in Ontario according to the Ontario Batteries Regulation. Call2Recycle accepts household batteries (weighing up to 5 kg) for recycling and eTransport batteries used to power eBikes, eScooters, eSkateboards, Hoverboards and Electric Vehicles (EVs).
Since its inception in 1997, Call2Recycle has diverted over 40 million kilograms of batteries from Canadian landfills. This reputation for excellence has enabled Call2Recycle to maintain trusted, long-term relationships with stakeholders and a network of more than 10,000 participating collection locations across Canada, including at leading retailers and municipal facilities.
Charles-Antoine Dubois, Bilingual Corporate Communications Manager
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