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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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.

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Canada’s Universities Make the Grade in Battery Recycling

Call2Recycle Canada sees 67% growth in campus collections in 2013

iStock_000013254763XSmallTORONTO (January 14, 2014)– While there may be debate over college-age Millennials’ commitment to environmental responsibility, students at some of Canada’s universities are supporting green initiatives by recycling batteries through Call2Recycle Canada’s on-campus collection program. Call2Recycle®, North America’s first and largest battery stewardship program, has collected more than 60,000 kilograms of batteries through its higher education channels since the program was launched in ...

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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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One-Third of Holiday Shoppers Will Choose Green and Give the Gift of Recycling

U.S. and Canadian Survey: Over 44 Million1 Used Cordless Devices Potentially Diverted from Landfills This Holiday Season

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ATLANTA, December 12, 2013—Holiday shoppers’ plans for disposal of old cordless products—specifically those being replaced by new holiday purchases—lands Americans and Canadians on the “Nice List,” according to results of a survey released today. Proper disposal through recycling, donating or passing along of pre-owned items to family or friends reduces the impact on ...

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Unprecedented Success: British Columbia, Manitoba and Quebec Municipalities Lead Canada’s Battery Recycling Surge

Call2Recycle Canada Reports More than 328% Collection Increase in Mandated Provinces

TORONTO (November 14, 2013) — Canadian municipalities in British Columbia, Manitoba and Quebec have collected 625,000 kilograms of alkaline and rechargeable batteries so far this year via Call2Recycle®, North America’s first and largest battery stewardship program.  This benchmark represents an increase of more than 328% over the same time period in 2012. But the surge in collections is not limited to just government-mandated provincial programs: collections in all municipalities nationwide ...

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Battery Stewardship Program Sets Recycling Records

Call2Recycle Canada Collects 1.7 Million Kilograms of Used Batteries in 2013; Surpasses 6 Million Kilograms Since Inception

TORONTO (November 4, 2013) – Call2Recycle®—North America’s first and largest battery stewardship program—today announced it has set a new program record by collecting 1.7 million kilograms of used batteries in Canada so far this year. This reflects an increase of 27% from what was collected in all of 2012, with two months still remaining in the calendar year. The milestone marks the largest amount ...

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