New agreement with Toxco of British Columbia to deepen green footprint
TORONTO, ON (March 12, 2012) – Call2Recycle®, North America’s leader in consumer battery recycling, is proud to announce that it has signed a new agreement engaging Toxco-Canada to process Lithium and Lithium Ion batteries for recycling. This new contract builds on the partnership that Toxco-Canada already has with Call2Recycle as a service provider of sorting batteries and cellular phones.
“We are excited to deepen our relationship with Toxco-Canada as part of our commitment to a greener environment and sound practices with regards to battery recycling,” said Call2Recycle’s Canadian Executive Director Joe Zenobio. “We are also very pleased to continue supporting local business and the local economy by expanding this thriving partnership. Our new agreement with Toxco-Canada advances our goals for environmental stewardship and supporting our local communities.”
Toxco’s facility in Trail, British Columbia is the only facility in the world that offers both primary and secondary (rechargeable) Lithium battery recycling. Call2Recycle’s processing agreement ensures that Toxco-Canada will utilize its unique hydrometallurgical technology to produce lithium and cobalt raw materials. “We are pleased to work with the Call2Recycle program and are committed to environmental excellence in the recycling of batteries in North America,” says Kathy Bruce, Vice President of Toxco-Canada.
In the past year, Call2Recycle has collected more than 800,000 kilograms of batteries in Canada. The ongoing and highly productive partnership between Call2Recycle and Toxco-Canada positions both companies for continued service growth and environmental success.