Peel Schools celebrate Earth Day by keeping 2,000 kg of batteries out of landfills

Mississauga’s Plum Tree Park Public School wins the Call2Recycle/Power of 10 Battery Challenge by collecting over 300 kg of batteries!

Mississauga, ON, April 22, 2016 – As Canada’s national consumer battery stewardship organization, Call2Recycle Canada, Inc. partnered with Power of 10, an enthusiastic group of young battery ambassadors, to call on students from 20 schools in Mississauga and Brampton to recycle batteries and keep them away from Peel Region landfills.

Power of 10, led by Tony Li and Amanda Barron of Boswin ...

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Battery Recycling Charged Up Across North America

Key partners drive collections; Call2Recycle reports more than 2.6 million kilograms (5.7 million pounds) of batteries collected

Atlanta, U.S./Toronto, Canada – Aug 6, 2015 – Thanks to consumers, retailers, and municipalities, more than 2.6 million kilograms (5.7 million pounds) of batteries – the weight of approximately 433 full-grown elephants – were kept out of U.S. and Canadian landfills and recycled so far this year, reports Call2Recycle, Inc., North America’s first and largest consumer battery stewardship organization. This significant environmental victory ...

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Greater Toronto Area Students Compete in a Battery Recycling Mission with a Little Help from Earth Rangers

earth-rangers-logoCanadian 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 extension of its efforts.

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

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The Recycling Council of Ontario’s “Phase 2” producer responsibility regulations: An Update

The Recycling Council of Ontario’s “Phase 2” producer responsibility regulations for managing four hazardous wastes, including rechargeable batteries, were never fully implemented. Instead, rechargeable batteries are being collected through Call2Recycle’s nearly 1,700 collection sites throughout Ontario, as well as at various municipal collection depots funded by Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change.

Funding through the Ministry for these activities was due to sunset in 2015. This has now changed, and funding for these programs, including rechargeable batteries, will cease ...

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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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Ontario Industry Stewardship Plan: WDO to develop battery recycling standard

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On April 9, 2014, Waste Diversion Ontario (WDO) announced that it has retained Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) to manage the development of a single-use battery recycling standard in Ontario.

The communication can be found on WDO’s website.

We do not have any further information than what has been posted on their website; however, once we do, we will provide clarification on what this means for Call2Recycle’s pending Industry Stewardship Plan (ISP) for single-use ...

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Canadians kick-start 2014 with strongest January in battery recycling history

2013 marked 17 consecutive years of increased collections across North America for Call2Recycle, Inc.  Now, thanks to last year’s momentum the organization has achieved the best year-start for Call2Recycle Canada to date.

71 percent more batteries were collected across Canada by Call2Recycle in January 2014 than in January 2013. The increase was led by Quebec and British Columbia where Call2Recycle is the mandated battery recycling program, with staggering increases from January 2013 of 115 percent and 40 percent, respectively.

“At a time ...

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