Manitobans Step Up for Battery Recycling Contests

Call2Recycle school and library collection contests garner over 4,000 kg of batteries this fall!

Winnipeg, MB – December 7, 2016 – Call2Recycle Canada, Inc., Canada’s national consumer battery collection and recycling organization, announces the culmination of two exciting programs that collected 4,118 kg of batteries!

Call2Recycle® teamed up with Take Pride Winnipeg to launch a Manitoba-wide Back-to-School Battery Recycling Contest to inspire school children to keep batteries out of landfills and help protect the environment. The contest challenged schools across ...

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RCBC Zeroes in on Waste

Fairmont Chateau Whistler - RCBC storyThe luxurious Fairmont Chateau Whistler hotel set in the Canadian Rocky Mountains was the backdrop for the Recycling Council of British Columbia’s (RCBC) annual general meeting and conference last month. The event also included RCBC’s annual award ceremony.

The event is a great opportunity to catch up with like-minded environmentalists in both public and private sectors. The RCBC has always had the goal to spearhead extended producer responsibility ...

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British Columbia Youth Environmentalism Leads by Example

BC Green Games Logo_SmallScience World offers free entry for elementary and secondary schools in British Columbia to plan, execute and detail an environmental project. Call2Recycle has proudly sponsored Science World for three years, as part of its ongoing efforts to encourage the adoption of environmentally responsible behavior. This year’s competition was again stunning testimony to the sheer creativity and perseverance of the competitors.

Some schools participating in the ‘B.C. Green Games’ maintained projects from previous years’ games ...

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Vermont Becomes First U.S. State to Establish Single-Use Battery Recycling

New Law Will Require Battery Manufacturers to Develop State Recycling Program

ATLANTA, (May 9, 2014) – Vermont lawmakers yesterday passed H. 695, the first single-use battery product stewardship law in the United States. Pending an expected approval by the Governor, Vermont will be the first state to require single-use battery manufacturers to develop a program for collecting and recycling batteries at their end of life. The program will go into effect on January 1, 2016.

While some municipal governments and private organizations in ...

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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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When Batteries Die, Do They Go to Heaven?

newaltaOne of the most common questions received by Call2Recycle’s bustling customer service team pertains to where the batteries go once a full box leaves a collection site.

With Call2Recycle®, batteries never die.  There is no battery heaven per se, but inside Canada, used batteries are transported to one of three sorting facilities.  Anything from Eastern Canada (except Quebec) goes directly to Newalta in Fort Erie, Ontario.  Newalta is a sizable Canadian corporation with ...

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Promoting battery recycling wins Winnipeg Public Library a community bike rack

For Waste Reduction Week 2013, Call2Recycle® partnered with Winnipeg Public Library to raise awareness of our battery recycling program.  From October 21-27 all branches of Winnipeg Public Library competed to see which one could collect the most weight in spent batteries and used cellphones in seven days, earning the title of Winnipeg’s “Waste Ace”.

To make sure that people in Winnipeg were aware of Waste Reduction Week and the Call2Recycle program, staff in each of the branches unleashed their creativity by ...

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