The reason for the new EHFs is two-fold:
The addition of EHFs on the sale of certain products containing batteries is part of a step-by-step approach Call2Recycle is taking toward greater compliance to provincial regulations. The regulations of Quebec and Manitoba state that all residential batteries sold in their respective marketplaces must be captured by a stewardship program—whether primary or rechargeable, sold separately or embedded, or whether used by a residential customer base or by an ICI customer base.
Call2Recycle Canada has been collecting and recycling dry cell batteries weighing less than 5 kg since 1997, irrespective of chemistry (primary or rechargeable) or origin (whether sold separately or embedded, or whether used by a residential customer base or by an ICIC customer base). Since the inception of the provincial programs, we have seen considerable growth in collection and recycling activity. Charging EHFs on the sale of certain products containing batteries is also part of Call2Recycle’s strategy to ensure long-term financial stability.