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 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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Update: Waste Diversion Ontario Decision on Call2Recycle Canada’s ISP

As previously communicated, Call2Recycle Canada, Inc., has been awaiting a decision by the Waste Diversion Ontario (WDO) Board on our Industry Stewardship Plan (ISP), which seeks approval for the management of single-use consumer batteries in Ontario. Regrettably, we have been notified that the WDO Board deferred its decision due to a directive issued by the Ontario Minister of the Environment and Climate Change.

While we are certainly disappointed in the postponement of a decision, Call2Recycle has the unequivocal expertise and experience to enhance ...

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A Time of Change: Call2Recycle Faces New Challenges in the 21st Century

Plante_lead_acid_cellIn 1859, Gaston Planté invented the lead-acid battery–the first version of a ‘rechargeable’ battery. Little did he know that his battery, which used a lead anode and a lead dioxide cathode immersed in sulphuric acid, would launch an industry that extended well beyond powering lights in train carriages stopped at a station.

Fast forward 40 years to 1899. Swedish scientist Waldemar Junger invented the Nickel Ncadmium (Ni-Cd) battery, which used nickel and cadmium electrodes in ...

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Next-generation Recycling Facility Epitomizes Convenience

Peerless Road has been a recycling site for British Columbia’s Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) since the 1970s. Since its early days, the Recycling & Waste Management Division of Cowichan Valley has always made the recycling site available to residents in Ladysmith, Saltair, Chemainus, North Oyster, and Cedar. Over time, the site’s layout became inefficient for recycling purposes and difficult to access, especially in wet conditions. By the end of 2011, the only leftover from the site’s original purpose was ...

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Call2Recycle Announces Company Name Change

When the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) was founded in 1994, it was done so to successfully educate and collect rechargeable batteries, specifically Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd). Since then, the organization has grown to accept more chemistries and more products (cellphones and all batteries in Canada), positioning itself to be seen as a reputable environmental leader. Simply put, we have outgrown our name.

To that end, as of January 1, 2013, we have ...

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O’Brien Joins Growing Logistics Operation at Call2Recycle

ATLANTA (July 9, 2012) – Stephen O’Brien has been named managing director of operations at Call2Recycle®, the only no-cost rechargeable battery and cellphone collection program in North America. O’Brien will oversee operations and logistics for all recycling collections in the U.S. and Canada. Previously, he worked as director of operation for The Home Delivery Group where he had also been regional manager.

“As more and more batteries are collected and recycled, ...

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