Call2Recycle Canada Partners with Earth Rangers in Manitoba

For the past three years, Call2Recycle Canada has partnered with Earth Rangers to bring battery recycling education to students. This year, Call2Recycle sponsored a School Assembly Program in 50 Canadian schools, including 20 in Manitoba. Students and teachers learned about the importance of diverting batteries from the landfill then were challenged to collect and recycle used batteries over a two-week period. The school with the most collections won a pizza party.

More than 5,000 students in Manitoba collected and recycled more ...

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Quebec Steadily Increases its Battery Collections

Moving Day:  On July 1 Quebec not only celebrated Canada’s 150th birthday, but also another event–Moving Day. Last year, an estimated 200,000 people participated in this annual ritual unique to the province. A Montreal Gazette article and advertisement sponsored by Call2Recycle encouraged those moving to replace and recycle the batteries in their smoke detectors, home alarms and devices. Read about it here.

 

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Happy 7th Anniversary Call2Recycle British Columbia!

On June 8, 2010, a small Call2Recycle team stood in Vancouver’s Stanley Park to inaugurate a milestone in battery recycling history: launch of the first government-mandated consumer battery collection and recycling program in North America on July 1. In 2009, The British Columbia (BC) Ministry of the Environment (MOE) had selected Call2Recycle Canada to be official product stewardship organization to operate the program.

Seven years later, Call2Recycle Canada is celebrating its anniversary in this official role. But our presence in BC ...

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Two Canadian Retailers Achieve Battery Collection Milestones

Two of Canada’s leading retailers, London Drugs and Staples Canada, recently celebrated major milestones in their battery recycling programs in Canada.

London Drugs has diverted more than 300,000 kgs of batteries from the landfill since 2000. That’s the equivalent weight of 1.7 million hockey pucks. London Drugs collects an average of 50,000 kgs of batteries annually from its 78 stores. The company is the first Western Canada-based retailer in the Call2Recycle program to reach this recycling milestone. Read the Read More

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Call2Recycle Canada and Earth Rangers Partner to Sponsor Third Annual Battery Blitz

For the third consecutive year, Call2Recycle Canada has partnered with Earth Rangers, a kids’ conservation organization, to raise awareness for battery recycling with Canadian kids. In April and May, a Battery Blitz School Mission team will be visiting 50 schools in British Columbia, Manitoba and New Brunswick to encourage students to collect used batteries. The school that collects the most batteries will win a pizza party for their entire school.

Kids can also get involved in an online mission via ...

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Canadians Smiled All Summer Long for Call2Recycle

This summer, the Call2Recycle Canada team ran a unique consumer contest, inviting Canadians across the country to jump on-board the battery recycling train with summer recycling selfies! To participate, consumers were asked to gather their used household batteries under 5kg, find a nearby drop-off location using the Call2Recycle locator and capture their best battery recycling selfie. Participants were able to enter the contest on www.call2recycle.ca, or via Twitter and Facebook using #Call2RecycleNSmile. As an added bonus, consumers who recycled their ...

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Turn Back Your clocks, Turn in Your Batteries!

It’s almost that time of the year! This Fall, Call2Recycle will again encourage Canadians to take some extra steps to keep their near and dear ones safe, while making a positive impact on the environment. As Canadians turn back their clocks on November 6, we invite our collection partners to help spread the word about the basic safety measures that can be taken to protect households.

Here are a few easy things to do in less than an hour to ensure security:

  1. Testing and changing ...
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