Battery Busters, Battery Blitz and Battery Heroes… Canadian Contests Teach Students about Battery Recycling

Educating the next generation about battery recycling—whether they are 2 or 20 years old–is one of Call2Recycle’s most fun and rewarding activities, especially in Canada.  We partner with environmental groups to encourage students to learn about the batteries they use every day and how by recycling they can have a real impact on the world for future generations.

This spring we joined with Earth Rangers and Earth Day Canada to offer some fun activities for school-age students across Canada. These programs ...

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Promoting battery recycling wins Winnipeg Public Library a community bike rack

For Waste Reduction Week 2013, Call2Recycle® partnered with Winnipeg Public Library to raise awareness of our battery recycling program.  From October 21-27 all branches of Winnipeg Public Library competed to see which one could collect the most weight in spent batteries and used cellphones in seven days, earning the title of Winnipeg’s “Waste Ace”.

To make sure that people in Winnipeg were aware of Waste Reduction Week and the Call2Recycle program, staff in each of the branches unleashed their creativity by ...

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Winnipeg Libraries Battle for Batteries in Waste Reduction Week

Waste Reduction Week_imageThere has been a week for reducing waste in Canada since the mid-1980s, although it wasn’t until 2001 that ‘the week’ evolved from a loose collaboration between like-minded councils and environmental organizations into a branded national initiative.  Today, Waste Reduction Week has become an annual event whose organizers and participants include schools, businesses, non-profits, individuals and government departments from each of the 13 participating provincial and territorial jurisdictions across Canada.

It’s fair to ...

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Is Your Neighborhood Prepared to Lead the Charge for Battery Recycling?

 

Photo_WPL & collection boxHow about helping recharge the planet too?

During Waste Reduction Week (October 21-27), Winnipeg libraries will be collecting batteries and cellphones at Call2Recycle® collection boxes located at each library. If your local library collects the most, then it wins a prize* that the whole community can enjoy!

Simply:

  1. Collect your used batteries (weighing up to 5 kg each) and old cellphones (any make, model or age). Click here to ...
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Mascot Moniker Facebook Contest Announced

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a winner! We are pleased to introduce our new mascot….Volt! Congratulations to Sheila Meyer for her winning entry. “Volt” received the most “likes” during our Facebook contest, held March 5-9, to name our mascot. Sheila will be receiving a gift set of eco-friendly goodies from Call2Recycle. Thank you to everyone who participated.

Volt will be helping us with our educational efforts to bring awareness to the ...

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