Battery Recycling Program Reports Double Digit Collections in 2012

Call2Recycle cites banner year for Canada and California

ATLANTA (February 4, 2013) – North American battery collections increased 16 percent from 2011 to a record 10 million pounds (4.7 million kilograms) in 2012, reported by Call2Recycle, a product stewardship organization managing the only no-cost battery and cellphone collection program in North America.

The organization attributes its success to closing a banner year in California and Canada, both which collected over one million pounds. California became the first state in program history to ...

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BC Hydro switches on its battery recycling program

BC Hydro is implementing a battery recycling program to all of its office locations through a new partnership with Call2Recycle®. The new program encourages staff to responsibly recycle their household batteries (weighing up to 5 kgs) and cellphones right at the office, as well as batteries from the office operations.

The collaboration with Call2Recycle is the most recent initiative in BC Hydro’s commitment to environmental responsibility. BC Hydro’s Green Team, a ...

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New lesson plans get EcoKids in the know about batteries

In September, Call2Recycle announced a new partnership with Earth Day Canada. The first major activity of this collaboration – EcoKids battery lesson plans – will launch in January 2013 creating education initiatives for teachers and students about batteries and responsible battery management.

This new online lesson plan will support teachers to improve their students’ knowledge about the importance of batteries and their interaction with the environment. In lesson one, students learn where ...

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“Drop & Shop” Retail Recycling Programs Provide Great “Environment” for Consumers

Over half of those returning batteries to stores stay to shop

US and Canadian consumer recycling habitsATLANTA (November 20, 2012) Of those who “drop and shop,” 51% in the U.S. and 56% in Canada go beyond replacing what they just recycled to shop and buy other items, according to a recent study commissioned by Call2Recycle®, a product stewardship organization managing the only no-cost battery and cellphone collection program in North America. ...

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Ontario Provincial Police Goes Green

To mark the beginning of Canadian Waste Reduction Week (October 15 to 21, 2012), the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) held its first Green Expo at OPP headquarters on October 15th.  The expo focused on the various initiatives that the OPP has in place to reduce waste within the organization. The one-day event also spotlighted the recycling options at its headquarters in Orillia, including Call2Recycle’s battery recycling program, which has been in ...

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“Queen City” Residents Give Call2Recycle a Royal Welcome

Residents of Nelson, British Columbia, came out on October 13th, to take part in Call2Recycle’s Nelson battery round-up event. The southern B.C. town, nestled in the Selkirk Mountains on Kootenay Lake, is home to 10,000 residents. With numerous organic farms and home gardens and a thriving artisan community, Nelson has earned a reputation as a cultural centre. Locally made fine crafts as well as locally grown produce and alternative ...

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Laurentide Re-Sources Named Newest Call2Recycle Battery Sorting Facility

Quebec company expands Call2Recycle’s sortation capacity

TORONTO (October 4, 2012) – Call2Recycle®, North America’s leader in consumer battery recycling, is proud to announce that it has signed an agreement with Laurentide Re-Sources Inc., to provide battery sortation services for Call2Recycle’s national battery recycling program. The Victoriaville, Quebec company has been contracted to properly sort and record consumer primary batteries and rechargeable batteries shipped from Call2Recycle collection sites across Quebec and Eastern Canada. With this engagement, Laurentide becomes the third Canadian sorting ...

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