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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Recycling Efforts Soar With Call2Recycle’s Battery Stewardship Program

WinnipegAirportAuthority2With its high volume of travelers and small cadre of employees, Winnipeg Airports Authority (WAA) faces an unusual challenge when it comes to waste management at the Winnipeg Richardson International Airport.  How do you safely dispose of used items such as batteries from small electronics, power tools and toys when the target of your recycling message is constantly changing?

As the community-based operator of Winnipeg Richardson International Airport, WAA was proactive in establishing ...

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Recycling is Important at any Age

Teaching children about responsible recycling at a young age can often influence their behavior as adults. To raise awareness, Call2Recycle Canada partnered with a variety of children’s organizations, including EcoKids and Earth Rangers, for special contests this past spring and summer.

Earth Day’s EcoKids Program

Earth Day Canada (EDC) and Call2Recycle have partnered as they share several important values and objectives: supporting education, protecting the environment and building resilient local communities. Earth Day Canada’s EcoKids Battery Hero Art contest resulted in 786 submissions ...

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P.E.I. and Call2Recycle Sign Agreement To Divert Batteries From Landfills

Toronto, ON – Aug 12, 2015 – Canada’s national consumer battery recycling organization, Call2Recycle Canada, Inc. and the province of Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.) are working together to divert even more batteries from landfill. On July 23, the parties formalized an agreement in P.E.I. with Hon. Robert Mitchell, Minister of Communities, Land and Environment, and Jean-Paul Thiebolt, Eastern Canada Program Director, Call2Recycle Canada, Inc.

“We look forward to sharing our knowledge from across the country to help P.E.I. run a ...

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BatBox to the Rescue in Winnipeg

batboxTwo years ago, Winnipeg resident and city council member Grant Nordman was hovering over his trash, with the battery from his smoke detector in hand, when he had a flash of guilt. He knew if he threw it in the trash, it would go into the landfill. So he placed it in a shoebox. The next day, he headed to his city council office with an idea–the BatBox.

Approximately the ...

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Call2Recycle in the Community: Toronto Area Students Compete in a Battery Recycling Mission with a Little Help from Earth Rangers

April, 2015: Canadian conservation organization Earth Rangers is dedicated to giving children and their families’ tangible ways to be environmentally responsible. So, partnering with Call2Recycle on the Battery Blitz Mission was a natural extensEarthRangersBatteryBlitzAnimalion of its efforts.

During the first quarter of 2015, a team of Earth Rangers and its animal ambassadors visited 50 schools in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) to educate students about the environmental impact if batteries aren’t ...

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Grainger In-Store ‘Take-Back’ Promotion Collects 11,000+ Pounds of Batteries from Customers

2014GraingerCompetitionCollectionsFinalGlobal industrial supply company Grainger defines sustainability as ‘doing business the right way.’

Grainger’s recycling efforts stretch far and wide, and include cardboard, plastic, paper, electronics and, of course, batteries. But for the company, recycling goes beyond sustainability. It’s a way to bring together customers and team members to do their part to protect the environment.

In September 2014, Grainger launched a three-month take-back challenge to its 365 branches in the United States. Stores ...

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