|Just 8% of Cell Phones Recycled or Refurbished|
According to Environmental Leader, only 2% of cell phones are ethically disposed of and 6% are refurbished.
|A Little Holiday Fun|
“I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying, toys not included.”
“Police arrested two kids yesterday, one was drinking battery acid, the other was eating fireworks. They charged one and let the other one off.”
“If you neglect to recharge a battery, it dies. And if you run full speed ahead without stopping for water, you lose momentum to finish the race.”
|Happy Holidays… and Thank You!|
|What a year! In 2009, the world changed in ways we could have never imagined. Here at Call2Recycle, it was painful to think that the momentum of environmental sustainability might stall as so many families and businesses struggled to adjust priorities.|
Instead, a peculiar thing happened. Our program participants and supporters kept the environment and corporate responsibility in the spotlight. Consumer demands motivated businesses to hold recycling promotions to help spread the word about rechargeable battery and cell phone recycling. Environmental preservation seemed to take on a life of its own.
The result? Despite a tough year, we managed to increase our collections and grow our collection sites throughout the U.S. and Canada. We could not have done this without supporters like you: the individual who drops a used battery in a box at a collection location, and the manufacturer that is committed to recycling its own products.
So, a big thank you to all of you who are working hard for a cleaner environment, and a brighter future. Happy Holidays!
-The Call2Recycle Team
|Season’s “Greening” |
From Thanksgiving to the New Year, Americans generate 25% more trash than at any other time of the year. That’s 25 million tons of additional trash.
To minimize your waste contribution, the best solution is to reduce, reuse and recycle those gift boxes, wrapping paper and holiday catalogs that are an inevitable part of the season. Click here
for some wonderful tips on how to have a greener holiday season.
|A Stocking Stuffer Favorite |
Looking for last-minute stocking stuffer ideas? A Call2Recycle favorite is PowerGenix’s new eco-friendly rechargeable Ni-Zn batteries. They deliver more voltage than disposable AA batteries and, best of all, they are recyclable.
The “Green” Apple
Kudos to New York City for collecting about 22 tons worth – the weight of about 12 standard taxi cabs – of rechargeable batteries so far this year through the Call2Recycle program.
New Yorkers are leading the way in preventing rechargeable batteries from going into landfills, which helps to keep their city greener and cleaner.