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     Ontario
    Update: Waste Diversion Ontario Decision on Call2Recycle Canada’s ISP
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     2013 Collections
    17 consecutive years of growth
    Thanks to you, we diverted over 11 million pounds of batteries (5 million kg) from landfills - Read the press release
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    100% Recycled
    We divert everything from landfills. Find out what happens to the rechargeable batteries and cellphones.
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    Rechargeable Batteries Power Our Daily Lives
    We use mobile devices every day – all powered by rechargeable batteries. When that battery-power runs out, it's important to recycle them. Find your recycling location
 
 
 
 
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Lenovo: Why Rechargeable Battery Recycling Makes Business Sense

December 17, 2014

When Lenovo purchased IBM’s PC business in 2005, one of the top orders of business was environmental. The company wanted to make sure its recycling and other sustainability programs continued to be a high priority as it expanded in the … Read More

 

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Call2Recycle Partnerships: 20 Years of Looking to the Future

December 17, 2014

When Call2Recycle, Inc., was founded in 1994, its very existence constituted a first. It was the first organization to collect rechargeable batteries across the US, then Canada. It was one of the first recycling programs to be voluntarily funded by … Read More

 

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100 Million Pounds and Counting: Consumer Battery Recycling Program Hits Historic Milestone

December 08, 2014

In a fitting salute to its 20th anniversary, Call2Recycle, Inc., North America’a first and largest consumer battery stewardship organization, today announced that its signature battery and cellphone recycling program has hit a substantial milestone – 100 million pounds (45 million kilograms) –diverted from landfills since 1994. This total represents the weight of nearly 33,000 typical hybrid compact vehicles. Read More

 

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Environmental Stewardship Organization Secures Preeminent Sustainability Certification

December 04, 2014

Organizations committed to recycling batteries can remain assured that their collection efforts adhere to thestrictest and most up-to-date standard for environmental safety and social responsibilityby partnering with Call2Recycle, Inc. North America’s most comprehensive consumer battery recycling program announced today that the latest version of the Responsible Recycling Practices Standard (R2) certification, R2:2013, has been issued to Call2Recycle, Inc. Read More

 

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What is a Typical Call2Recycle Collection Site?

November 18, 2014

Call2Recycle has about 34,000 locations where consumers can drop off their batteries to be recycled. But recently we asked the question: What exactly is the ‘typical’ collection site for Call2Recycle? The answer shouldn’t be surprising. There are no ‘typical’ collection … Read More

 

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Future Leaders Share the Recycling Message

November 18, 2014

The next generation will shape our future environmental policies, especially those around recycling. These future leaders search for new ways to blend technology, education and environmental conservation. Throughout our 20 year history, we found many ways to educate, sponsor and … Read More

 

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From Tar-Top to Lithium Batteries: Battery Systems Has Seen It All

November 18, 2014

Battery Systems entered the recycling business in 1955 when the founder Harry Streelman, nicknamed Deadcell Harry, started a small battery rebuilding and recycling business in southern California. His nickname came from his business: picking up dead tar-top batteries from local … Read More

 

Call2Recycle® is a product stewardship program providing no-cost battery and cellphone recycling solutions across the U.S. and Canada. Operated by Call2Recycle, Inc., a 501(c)4 nonprofit public service organization, the program is funded by battery and product manufacturers committed to responsible recycling.