Issue 23 – May 2011

May 2011


Love your Mom and Mother Earth this Mother’s Day
We all want Mom to know how much we appreciate her on Mother’s Day. Here are some suggestions from eHow on how purchase eco-friendly gifts:

1. Look for gift baskets that offer organic treats – from chocolate to lotions

2. Purchase handmade, local jewelry or if you’re going for a little extra sparkle, find diamonds that are certified conflict-free

3. Fashionable garments can be found made from recycled or organic materials. Make sure to look for certifications on the label.

4. It doesn’t get greener than greenery but look for florist shops that offer plants grown organically – they often also use cards made from recycled paper.

What are you doing this Mother’s Day? Share your thoughts on Facebook

Call2Recycle will be participating in several upcoming tradeshows. We hope to see you there!

May 1-4 – Federation of NY Solid Waste and Recycling Conference (Lake George, NY): Visit us at booth 227

May 9-12 – Environment, Energy & Sustainability Symposium (New Orleans, LA): Visit us at booth 710

June 8-10 – 2011 Zero Waste Conference (Whistler, British Columbia, Canada)

June 25-27 – Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (San Antonio, TX): Visit us at booth 744

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Call2Recycle Announces Approval of All-Battery
Collection and Recycling Plan for Manitoba
Call2Recycle® has been officially approved by the province of Manitoba to handle all consumer batteries in addition to household rechargeable batteries. The expanded program will enable Manitoba residents, businesses and municipalities to now recycle all batteries – such as alkaline AA, AAA, 9-volt.

To stay up-to-date on developments in Manitoba, please visit our website.

Call2Recycle Participates in
U.S. Battery Recycling Summit
As new gadgets, personal electronics and tech-toys infiltrate the market on a daily basis, consumers are rushing to replace their existing products and upgrade to the latest technology. While many of these products rely on batteries to provide us with convenience and portability, we are left wondering what happens to these batteries when they die and need to be replaced.

On April 5 and 6, Call2Recycle joined 80 other stakeholders as a participant in the U.S. Battery Recycling Summit, sponsored by the leading primary battery manufacturers in the U.S., to align on the development of a nationwide system that creates an economically sustainable way to minimize the environmental impact of spent battery materials.

The Battery Recycling Summit brought together stakeholders from various areas of expertise – from manufacturers to retailers to municipalities and recyclers. Using their exceptional knowledge and experience, stakeholders strategized, brainstormed, and recommended an approach to the primary battery manufacturers to serve as the framework for a national battery recycling solution.

Call2Recycle will continue to provide its consumers, participants, and program supports with details surrounding this exciting initiative. In the interim, visit for more information.

Call2Recycle Supports Kids Phone Help with Donation
On April 27, Call2Recycle Canada Executive Director, Joe Zenobio, presented Sharon Wood, President & CEO of Kids Help Phone with a $13,272 donation in support of Kids Help Phone, a free, anonymous, confidential counselling, referral and information service for children and young adults.

“We are thrilled to re-affirm our dedication to Kids Help Phone through this donation, which improves the lives of millions of children and young adults through its programs,” said Zenobio. “As we work to improve the future environment, Kids Help Phone is ensuring a better future for the next generation.”

Call2Recycle has been a partner of Kids Help Phone since 2007 and designates a portion of proceeds from the collection and sale of refurbished cell phones as donations to the non-profit organization that assists more than 4,300 children and young adults every week.

“With their commitment to our organization, we will be able to continue providing free support for the children in our community who need help with a wide variety of issues from bullying and school conflicts to emotional and physical health concerns,” said Wood.

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Call2Recycle Announces Earth Day Contest Winner
From April 1 and running through Earth Day, Call2Recycle held a Photo Caption Contest through its Facebook page. Each week, two Earth Day themed photos were posted for participants to add comments stating what they thought the perfect caption should be.

One winner per photo was chosen based on the number of “likes” a caption received. The caption winners each received an eco-tote gift bag filled with earth-friendly goodies from Call2Recycle and Interstate Batteries. Our Grand Prize Winner, the caption with the most “likes” and winner of the gift card, is Jolan Kozma – Congratulations!!

Thank you to everyone who participated and helped us bring awareness of our environmental impact in celebration of Earth Day!

View the captions and photos – visit our Facebook Page


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