Issue 11 – May 2010

Call2Recycle®    Recharging the planet. Recycling your batteries.      May 2010

In This Issue
The New Collection Box
First All Household Battery Collection Program Launches in BC
What to Do with Your Old Electronics?
Have an Eco-Friendly Summer Vacation
Spreading Call2Recycle’s Message from Grand Central Station
That Was Eco-Easy
Upcoming Events
Top 10 Nations Scored High on Their Environmental Accomplishments
According to the 2010 EPI (Environmental Performance Index), the top 10 countries closest to their environmental goals are:
  1. Iceland
  2. Switzerland
  3. Costa Rica
  4. Sweden
  5. Norway
  6. Mauritius
  7. France
  8. Austria
  9. Cuba
  10. Colombia
(Note: U.S. ranked 61)
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We’re Rolling out the Red Carpet for Our New Box!

Last week, Call2Recycle® started transitioning to our new collection boxes for rechargeable battery and cell phone recycling. The new and improved design makes it more eco-friendly and easier to use.
If you have an old collection box, please continue using it. We will send you a new box once the old box is received at our recycling facility.
Not a program participant? Sign up now to join our free rechargeable battery and cell phone recycling program.

Call2Recycle to Begin Collecting All Household Batteries in British Columbia
On June 8, Call2Recycle will host a press conference at the Stanley Park Ecology Society in Vancouver to launch North America’s first government-mandated all household battery recycling program in Canada’s British Columbia (BC) province.
The launch marks the start of the domino effect as other provinces will likely follow BC’s footsteps. More details will be announced soon.

What to Do with Your Old Electronics?
Electronics that you use everyday, like desktop and laptop computers, cell phones and TVs, contain valuable metal such as aluminum. But they also contain harmful metals like lead, mercury, arsenic and cadmium. These substances, if not properly disposed of, will contaminate our environment.
Donating or recycling your old electronics will help protect the environment. Donating to charities is tax deductible and some electronic recyclers have mail-in and trade-in programs to earn you some cash or credit. Don’t forget to remove the batteries that power the electronic device and recycle
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