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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Major Recycling Expansion Across British Columbia

The fifth and final phase of the British Columbia recycling regulation under authority of the Environmental Management Act enacted in 2004 was rolled out on July 1st. Industry-managed recycling programs for consumer products are now expanded to include electrical items such as power tools, sewing machines, lawn mowers, grass trimmers, flashlights, and table lamps. Developed to shift responsibility for environmental stewardship onto the producers rather than have the provincial government and tax payers pay for these types of programs, the ...

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GS Battery (USA) Inc. Newest Call2Recycle Environmental Steward

ROSWELL, GA (July 2, 2012) – GS Battery (USA) Inc., today announced it has joined Call2Recycle® to enhance its recycling efforts and provide its customers additional means to recycle their small, sealed lead acid batteries. Call2Recycle is the only no cost rechargeable battery and cell phone collection program in North America.

“GS Battery is dedicated to global environmental initiatives and is committed to complying with all laws and ordinances,” said Jay Northey, Executive Vice-president and General Manager. “It ...

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Battery Recycling on the Rise in A Down Economy

Major Retailers Spur Call2Recycle’s 6.9 percent Growth in 2009

ATLANTA, February 11, 2010 – Call2Recycle®, the only free rechargeable battery and cell phone collection program in North America, today announced a 6.9 percent increase in overall collections, driven by major national retailers, municipalities and communities with a strong presence in the United States and Canada. Call2Recycle collected 6.1 million pounds (2.8 million kilograms) of rechargeable batteries in 2009.

The rise in battery collections is attributed to increased efforts by major retailers, including ...

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Issue 8 – January 2010

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Issue 3 – July 2009

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