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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

 

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

 

1800Recycling.com Partners with Call2Recycle for Enhanced Battery Recycling Efforts

September 23, 2014

1800Recycling.com, an interactive website dedicated to enhancing and democratizing the consumer recycling experience, has announced a new partnership with Call2Recycle, Inc., North America’s first and largest consumer battery stewardship program. As part of the partnership, Call2Recycle and the 1800Recycling team will work to enhance the current battery recycling portion of the 1800Recycling system… Read More

 

Call2Recycle Canada, Inc. Elects Daniel Hutter to Board of Directors

September 12, 2014

TORONTO, September 12, 2014 – Call2Recycle Canada, Inc. which operates one of the oldest and most successful stewardship programs in North America, has elected Daniel Hutter to its Board of Directors. Hutter, who currently serves as Division Vice President, Global EHS and Compliance Assurance for Spectrum Brands (NYSE: SPB), was chosen for his industry expertise in product responsibility and environmental design. Spectrum Brands, a global consumer products company with market-leading brands including Rayovac®, has served on the Call2Recycle Canada Board of Directors for the past four years. Read More

 

Call2Recycle, Inc. Names Leo Raudys Vice President

September 09, 2014

ATLANTA – September 9, 2014 – Call2Recycle, Inc., the most successful battery stewardship organization in North America, today announced that noted environmental and sustainability expert Leo Raudys has been named vice president of program development. Raudys is known for his expertise on environmental public policies, and building and managing major sustainability programs for a major retailer. Read More

 

NEW SCHOOL YEAR, NEW TECHNOLOGIES: WHERE DO YOUR OLD DEVICES AND BATTERIES BELONG?

August 21, 2014

ATLANTA – August 21, 2014 – This back to school season, millions of students will head to the classroom carrying new mobile devices containing rechargeable batteries – all of which can be recycled. It is the perfect time of year to educate about proper recycling to protect the environment.

Recent studies show that the average college student owns up to seven devices[i], a number that has skyrocketed in the past five years. This trend is not exclusive to college students: 75 percent of children under the age of eight now carry their own mobile device, including smartphones and tablets[ii]. 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.