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Call2Recycle® Recharging the planet. Recycling your batteries.™ June 2010
|Hot Green Majors|
Green trends create jobs in different industries. As a result, many universities now offer sustainability-related studies. Here are the 8 hottest green majors according to Princeton Review:
|All Household Battery Collection Program Launches in British Columbia|
It’s official! Beginning July 1, residents, businesses and municipalities in British Columbia can now recycle non rechargeable batteries such as alkaline AA, AAA and 9-volt in addition to household rechargeable batteries through the Call2Recycle® program. British Columbia Ministry of Environment and Call2Recycle are co-hosting a press conference to kick off Canada’s first all household battery collection and recycling program.
The press conference will be held at 1:00 p.m. PT on June 8 in the heart of Vancouver’s world-famous Stanley Park. Media and industry key opinion leaders are expected to join the celebration.
|Stony Brook University Hospital, an Eco-Stewardship Pioneer|
Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) is a true leader when it comes to green initiatives. In fact, it’s the nation’s first hospital to pledge to lessen its negative environmental imprint with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
In 2009, SBUH joined the Call2Recycle program to collect and recycle rechargeable batteries used in many medical devices and two-way radios. The program not only helps SBUH meet its environmental compliance goals, it will potentially provide real savings for the hospital in operating costs.
|NYC Revamps Its Recycling Program|
For the first time since 1989, New York City has introduced a major plan to overhaul and widen the city’s recycling program. The proposal was announced in early April and it’s in the review process.
The suggested alterations to the recycling laws include expanded plastic recycling, more than doubling the recycling bins throughout the city and improved recycling at city schools. It would also require the Department of Sanitation to annually collect household hazardous waste in each of the five boroughs.
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Forum Brings Battery Stewardship Front and Center