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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Winnipeg Libraries Battle for Batteries in Waste Reduction Week

Waste Reduction Week_imageThere has been a week for reducing waste in Canada since the mid-1980s, although it wasn’t until 2001 that ‘the week’ evolved from a loose collaboration between like-minded councils and environmental organizations into a branded national initiative.  Today, Waste Reduction Week has become an annual event whose organizers and participants include schools, businesses, non-profits, individuals and government departments from each of the 13 participating provincial and territorial jurisdictions across Canada.

It’s fair to ...

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Is Your Neighborhood Prepared to Lead the Charge for Battery Recycling?

 

Photo_WPL & collection boxHow about helping recharge the planet too?

During Waste Reduction Week (October 21-27), Winnipeg libraries will be collecting batteries and cellphones at Call2Recycle® collection boxes located at each library. If your local library collects the most, then it wins a prize* that the whole community can enjoy!

Simply:

  1. Collect your used batteries (weighing up to 5 kg each) and old cellphones (any make, model or age). Click here to ...
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Municipal Recycling in Burnaby Gets a New Home

In a just a few short weeks the new municipal recycling facility in Burnaby will open its doors at 4800 Still Creek Avenue. A partner of Call2Recycle, the City of Burnaby continues to demonstrate its commitment to sustainability in the region, with this new facility offering many improved features for users.

The Recycling Centre provides easy access to information on all Burnaby recycling programs and on environmental sustainability. A demonstration rain garden and bio-swale forms the entry court off the Central ...

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An EPIC Weekend for Sustainability

EPIC_2013On July 6 and 7, 2013, Call2Recyle proudly took part in the EPIC Sustainable Living Festival at Vancouver, B.C.’s VanDusen Botanical Garden. The event, now in its seventh year, is Western Canada’s largest sustainable lifestyle showcase, featuring entertainment and a range of sustainable products and services.

From our booth in EPIC’s Sustainable Living Marketplace, representatives from Call2Recycle had an opportunity to speak to thousands of visitors about the importance of responsible battery management. ...

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