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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North American Battery Recycling Reaches New Collection Heights

Battery Collection & Recycling Program Reports 20 Percent Increase

Toronto – July 21, 2016 – A record 3.3 million kilograms (7.3 million pounds) of single-use and rechargeable batteries recycled at the mid-year mark, an increase of 20 percent compared to the same time period last year, reports Call2Recycle, Inc., the first and largest consumer battery stewardship organization serving the U.S. and Canada. This achievement contributes to the more than 52 million kilograms (115 million pounds) of batteries diverted from U.S. and ...

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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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London Drugs’ Big Green Deal

LondonDrugs_GreenDealIf you’re looking for a prime example of corporate commitment to environmental sustainability, you don’t need to look any further than London Drugs. The retailer’s 79 stores provide a vast array of products and services to more than 45 million people each year in Western Canada. The company has taken advantage of its high consumer traffic and well-respected brand to engage staff and store visitors in large-scale recycling activities.

Several years ago, the ...

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National Battery Stewardship Program Welcomes New Chair and Three New Members to Board of Directors

Diverse business perspectives added to Call2Recycle Canadian Board

TORONTO (June 24, 2013) — Call2Recycle® Canada, the country’s first and largest consumer battery stewardship program, has named Susan E. Nieuwhof of Procter & Gamble (P&G) Canada as Chair of its Board of Directors.  In addition, the organization added three new members to its Board:  Norman Clubb, corporate executive; Kevin Domack, Spectrum Brands, Inc.; and Bill Ivany, Melitta Canada Inc. Distinguished for their leadership and achievements, these new appointees have extensive backgrounds in ...

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Battery Collection Program Encouraged by Proposed Ontario Waste Reduction Act

TORONTO (June 12, 2013) — Call2Recycle® Canada, the country’s first and largest consumer battery stewardship program, supports the proposed Waste Reduction Act and Waste Reduction Strategy recently announced by Ontario Environment Minister, Jim Bradley.  This proposed policy would create a more open market, allowing organizations like Call2Recycle to build on their successful track record as an established, nationally-recognized battery collection program.

If passed, the Waste Reduction Act would place greater emphasis on individual companies to manage the end of life disposal ...

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Appel à Recycler says Allo la Terre

In April, Appel à Recycler (Call2Recycle in Quebec) took part in back-to-back successful recycling awareness events organized by le Jour de la Terre Québec, the Quebec arm of Earth Day Canada. On April 22, hundreds of people took part in “Allo la Terre” at Montreal’s Victoria Square. The next day, le Jour de la Terre Québec unveiled a new sculpture by Roadsworth at the Montreal Eaton Centre.

Allo la Terre ...

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