Vermont Single-Use Battery Collections Up 3000% After New Law Goes Into Effect Jan. 1

Vermont often tops the list as one of the ‘greenest’ states in the US. So it’s no surprise that the state eagerly embraced its leadership role as the first US state to recycle single-use batteries. This past June–six months after the law went into effect, single-use battery collections were up 2,947% over 2015. Even rechargeable battery collections were up 29% year over year.

“We expected a big bump in collections in the first months after the law went into effect as ...

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Shaping a Sustainable Future With Call2Recycle®

For more than 130 years, the University of Manitoba has been a nexus of innovation and leadership in Western Canada. The University is located on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe and Metis indigenous peoples, and boasts close to 30,000 students, 8,700 faculty and staff, and 190,000 alumni.

This dynamic institution places high value on planning for achievement and creating a more promising future. The University’s mission—to create, preserve, communicate and apply knowledge, contributing ...

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Western Lake Superior Sanitary District Celebrates 15 Years of Battery Recycling

WLSSD LogoA sanitary district might not be the first place you think of when recycling batteries. But the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD) holds a special place in recycling circles as one of the few, if not only, government entity that promotes battery recycling to protect a local watershed.

Created by the Minnesota legislature in 1971, WLSSD is responsible for protecting the waterways and land surrounding the lower St. Louis River ...

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Five Ways to Jumpstart Your Battery Recycling Program the Sioux Falls Way

Sioux Falls HHWAs the largest city in South Dakota (SD), Sioux Falls has a long history that dates to Native American tribes that settled near the Big Sioux River. Today, the city is a busy commerce hub populated with Fortune 500 company offices, residential developments and parks. It’s also a city on the forefront of sustainability efforts nationwide, thanks to the zealousness of its 160,000 environmentally minded residents in the four-county ...

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All-Battery Recycling is a Way of Life in Marion County, Oregon

MarionCountylogo400x400tMarion County, located just south of Portland with a population of nearly 325,000, is proud of its long history.  It is home to the state capital of Salem. It is the largest producer of agriculture among Oregon’s 36 counties. It is also one of the most progressive recycling counties in the state, ranking second out of 35 wastesheds in its calculated recovery rate of 61.2% in 2013.

So it’s no surprise ...

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