The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation Now Offers Free Recycling Service For Canadian Businesses

Call2Recycle rechargeable battery and cell phone recycling now available at no cost to businesses

TORONTO, June 6, 2005 ?Canadian businesses now can become even greener when it comes to the workplace. The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC), a non-profit public service organization dedicated to recycling rechargeable batteries and cell phones, announced today that it will now provide its rechargeable battery and cell phone recycling program to Canadian businesses completely free of charge.

?The daily operations of most businesses depend on wireless technology to keep moving forward,? said Ralph Millard, Executive Vice President, RBRC. ?While these products can be used over and over again, they eventually wear out or are replaced with newer models. Call2Recycle offers businesses a unique opportunity to help preserve the environment, project a proactive image and to stay compliant with government regulations.?

Call2Recycle provides businesses with a convenient way to collect and recycle old cell phones and used rechargeable batteries that are found in products such as cordless power tools, two-way radios, cellular and cordless phones, digital cameras, laptop computers, bar code readers, portable printers, and PDAs. Through RBRC?s recycling network, reusable metals from Nickel-Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Lithium Ion (Li-ion), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) and Small Sealed Lead (Pb) batteries are recovered and recycled to make new products such as new batteries and stainless steel. Any cell phone is accepted for recycling, regardless of the size, make, and model, digital or analog, with or without the battery or charger.

Businesses interested in enrolling in the Call2Recycle program can visit www.call2recycle.org or call toll free 888-224-9764 to find out more about the program. Once registered, participants will receive a free shipment of collection boxes that includes pre-paid shipment, pre-addressed shipping labels, safety instructions and plastic bags for each used rechargeable battery and old cell phone.

For more information or to find the nearest participating drop-off location, call

1-877-2-RECYCLE or go online at www.call2recycle.org.

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About Call2Recycle®

Call2Recycle is the industry?s first and only product stewardship program for rechargeable batteries. The nonprofit program is administered by the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC), a public service organization dedicated to rechargeable battery recycling. There are more than 30,000 Call2Recycle drop-off locations throughout the United States and Canada. More than 175 manufacturers and marketers of portable rechargeable batteries and products show their commitment to conserve natural resources and prevent rechargeable batteries from entering the solid waste stream by funding the Call2Recycle program. In pursuit of its mission, Call2Recycle also collects old cell phones, which are either recycled or refurbished and resold when possible with a portion of the proceeds benefiting select charities. For more information, call 877-2-RECYCLE or visit www.call2recycle.org.

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