Manitobans Step Up for Battery Recycling Contests

Call2Recycle school and library collection contests garner over 4,000 kg of batteries this fall!

Winnipeg, MB – December 7, 2016 – Call2Recycle Canada, Inc., Canada’s national consumer battery collection and recycling organization, announces the culmination of two exciting programs that collected 4,118 kg of batteries!

Call2Recycle® teamed up with Take Pride Winnipeg to launch a Manitoba-wide Back-to-School Battery Recycling Contest to inspire school children to keep batteries out of landfills and help protect the environment. The contest challenged schools across ...

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Earth Rangers and Call2Recycle Challenge Greater Toronto Area Schools to Keep Batteries out of Landfills

Thursday, January 15, 2015 (Woodbridge, ON) – Earth Rangers, together with Call2Recycle®, has launched the Battery Blitz Mission to teach Greater Toronto Area (GTA) students about the  environmental impacts of batteries when they end up in the landfill and encourage them to collect and recycle used batteries.

Earth Rangers will visit 50 schools in the GTA between January and March 2015 with a live presentation featuring some amazing Animal Ambassadors to inspire students to take part in the Battery Blitz Mission. ...

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Ontario Industry Stewardship Plan: WDO to develop battery recycling standard

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On April 9, 2014, Waste Diversion Ontario (WDO) announced that it has retained Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) to manage the development of a single-use battery recycling standard in Ontario.

The communication can be found on WDO’s website.

We do not have any further information than what has been posted on their website; however, once we do, we will provide clarification on what this means for Call2Recycle’s pending Industry Stewardship Plan (ISP) for single-use ...

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Canada’s Universities Make the Grade in Battery Recycling

Call2Recycle Canada sees 67% growth in campus collections in 2013

iStock_000013254763XSmallTORONTO (January 14, 2014)– While there may be debate over college-age Millennials’ commitment to environmental responsibility, students at some of Canada’s universities are supporting green initiatives by recycling batteries through Call2Recycle Canada’s on-campus collection program. Call2Recycle®, North America’s first and largest battery stewardship program, has collected more than 60,000 kilograms of batteries through its higher education channels since the program was launched in ...

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Battery Recycling Program Celebrates 17 Consecutive Years of Increased Collections

Call2Recycle, Inc. recycles over 11 million pounds (5 million kilograms) of batteries in 2013

3d growth chartATLANTA (January 8, 2014) – As North America’s first and largest battery product stewardship program, Call2Recycle® increased collections in the U.S. and Canada by 12.6 percent over 2012, diverting over 11 million pounds (5 million kilograms) of batteries from landfills.  This marks the 17th consecutive year that the organization has documented a year-over-year increase (since collections began ...

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One-Third of Holiday Shoppers Will Choose Green and Give the Gift of Recycling

U.S. and Canadian Survey: Over 44 Million1 Used Cordless Devices Potentially Diverted from Landfills This Holiday Season

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ATLANTA, December 12, 2013—Holiday shoppers’ plans for disposal of old cordless products—specifically those being replaced by new holiday purchases—lands Americans and Canadians on the “Nice List,” according to results of a survey released today. Proper disposal through recycling, donating or passing along of pre-owned items to family or friends reduces the impact on ...

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When Batteries Die, Do They Go to Heaven?

newaltaOne of the most common questions received by Call2Recycle’s bustling customer service team pertains to where the batteries go once a full box leaves a collection site.

With Call2Recycle®, batteries never die.  There is no battery heaven per se, but inside Canada, used batteries are transported to one of three sorting facilities.  Anything from Eastern Canada (except Quebec) goes directly to Newalta in Fort Erie, Ontario.  Newalta is a sizable Canadian corporation with ...

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