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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

 

WestJet Catches Battery Recycling Fever

November 12, 2014

Until recently, Rod Perreault, a controlled products specialist at WestJet, has considered battery recycling more of a headache than a benefit. Rod helps the material and technical operations department implement haz-mat waste removal policies for WestJet, a Canadian-based airline with … Read More

 

Recycling: From Light Sockets to Rechargeable Batteries

September 11, 2013

As part of its 100-year anniversary in 2018, Panasonic announced a goal of becoming the leader in green electronics innovation. Its ‘Green Plan 2018’ is a comprehensive plan for steadily cutting its environmental impact while making the world’s greenest and most green-enabling products. Among its goals is to achieve zero waste at its manufacturing facilities and support programs to collect and recycle their products. Read More

 

Austin Resource Recovery

December 15, 2011

Austin took an important step to move toward a more sustainable future by adopting Texas’ first Zero Waste Plan. The City’s Zero Waste goal is to reduce the amount of waste its one million households send to landfill by 90 percent by the year 2040. Read More

 

King County Solid Waste Division

November 17, 2011

In 1990, prompted by citizen demand, Washington State directed local governments to create plans to manage hazardous wastes produced by households and, in small quantities, by businesses and other organizations. In 1991, local governments and agencies established a partnership as the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County to manage these wastes regionally. Read More

 

City of Spokane

November 17, 2011

The Department of Solid Waste Management started serving the City of Spokane in 1940 with curbside service. Over the years it has developed into an impressive operation involving systems such as source separation, automated collection and computerized routing. Read More

 

Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency

November 02, 2011

The Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency (OCRRA) was created by the New York State Legislature in 1990 to manage the solid waste produced in Onondaga County on a daily basis. Thirty-three of the thirty-five municipalities in the county voluntarily elected to become part of the OCRRA system, and in the last 20 years its board of citizen volunteers has devoted countless hours to the development of programs and policies for the proper management of solid waste. Read More

 

Thinking Beyond the Recycling Bin – A Study from Call2Recycle

December 17, 2010

In Call2Recycle’s recent research it was discovered that in many cases, take-back programs designed to collect multiple items need to be re-thought in order to be effective. The company’s findings indicated that many take-back programs underperform due to serious design flaws.
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Stony Brook University Hospital

May 26, 2010

Call2Recycle helps Stony Brook University & Hospital meet environment compliance goals
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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

May 25, 2010

With Call2Recycle Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center takes another leap forward in waste management practices
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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.