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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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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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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