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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O’Brien Joins Growing Logistics Operation at Call2Recycle

ATLANTA (July 9, 2012) – Stephen O’Brien has been named managing director of operations at Call2Recycle®, the only no-cost rechargeable battery and cellphone collection program in North America. O’Brien will oversee operations and logistics for all recycling collections in the U.S. and Canada. Previously, he worked as director of operation for The Home Delivery Group where he had also been regional manager.

“As more and more batteries are collected and recycled, ...

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