The 1996 Battery Act: The Fulfillment of a Dream

Battery ActOn May 13, 1996, President Bill Clinton signed into law the Mercury-Containing and Rechargeable Battery Management Act (The Battery Act). This was a major milestone in rechargeable battery recycling. The Act facilitated the recycling of Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd) and Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb) rechargeable batteries, making a national program possible.

Prior to the passage of The Battery Act, battery recycling was a patchwork of state programs. 13 states had laws to facilitate the ...

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RBRC Expands Recycling Program in Canada

Battery Group Expands Recycling Program and List of Recyclable Rechargeable Batteries   

VANCOUVER, March 23, 2000 – The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation of Canada today announced the introduction of additional collection methods for their Nickel-Cadmium (Ni-Cd) battery recycling program as well as upcoming plans to recycle additional rechargeable battery chemistries.

Beginning June 1, 2000, communities, businesses and public agencies throughout Canada will be able to recycle their used Ni-Cd rechargeable batteries – the power source for cordless phones and power tools – ...

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