Plan Submitted to Extend Collection of Household Batteries in Ontario
On January 31, Call2Recycle announced its submission of an Industry Stewardship Plan (ISP) to Waste Diversion Ontario (WDO) to extend its collection of all household batteries in Ontario.
The July 1 expansion into all battery collections built upon Call2Recycle’s 14-year-long presence in Ontario, during which it has collected nearly 1,000 tonnes of rechargeable batteries across the province.
“The continuation of our program to include the collection of all batteries contributed to a 59 percent increase in battery collection results in 2010 over 2009 in Ontario,” said Joe Zenobio, executive director of Call2Recycle Canada. “Our goal is to use our proven model to make battery recycling easy for Ontarians.”
Call2Recycle’s plan will be reviewed and approved or rejected by Waste Diversion Ontario and the Minister of Environment. To review, comment on, or ask questions about the organization’s plan, please visit call2recycle.ca/ontarioisp .
Call2Recycle Announces Newest Member to RBRC Board of Directors
Call2Recycle has announced the election of John Bradford, Chief Innovations Officer for Interface Americas, Division of Interface Inc., to the RBRC Board.
The RBRC Board operates Call2Recycle. Bradford brings a wealth of experience in sustainable innovation, operations and structuring organizations for industry leadership and growth.
“Call2Recycle’s position in the marketplace is evolving rapidly as legislation is introduced to meet new demands surrounding battery recycling,” said Carl Smith, president and CEO of Call2Recycle. “John will provide our Board of Directors with proven insight from a broader sustainability spectrum that will help us to plan for the future as we raise our role in the environmental arena.”
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All Rechargeable Batteries Are Not Created Equal
There are a variety of rechargeable batteries that are found in a multitude of products. While Call2Recycle properly recycles all of these batteries, you can learn more about battery chemistry, products and recycling with this handy, printable guide
Congratulations to Gift Card Winners
Call2Recycle would like to thank everyone that participated in our year-end drawing for three $100 Visa gift cards. Congratulations to our winners!