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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

 

Battery Industry Leaders Unveil the First Ever Model All Battery Recycling Bill

June 12, 2014

HARTFORD, CT (June 12, 2014) – Four leading battery interest groups – the Corporation for Battery Recycling (CBR), the leading battery manufacturers from the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), PRBA – The Rechargeable Battery Association and Call2Recycle, Inc. – yesterday … Read More

 

Canadians Recycle One Million Kilograms of Batteries in Just Five Months

June 05, 2014

Provinces of British Columbia and Quebec lead national increase of 26 per cent over 2013 collections TORONTO (June 5, 2014)- Canadians are recycling rechargeable and single-use batteries at a record pace in 2014, achieving a new collections milestone of one … Read More

 

DEWALT Sponsors Rechargeable Battery Trade-In Event

June 03, 2014

June – Dec 2014: Canadians can earn a ten per cent discount on a new rechargeable power tool battery by recycling used batteries TORONTO (June 2, 2014) – For the next seven months, DEWALT® customers in Canada can earn a … Read More

 

Vermont Becomes First U.S. State to Establish Single-Use Battery Recycling

May 09, 2014

ATLANTA, (May 9, 2014) – Vermont lawmakers yesterday passed H. 695, the first single-use battery product stewardship law in the United States. Pending an expected approval by the Governor, Vermont will be the first state to require single-use battery manufacturers to develop a program for collecting and recycling batteries at their end of life. The program will go into effect on January 1, 2016. Read More

 

DEWALT Sponsors Springtime Battery Trade-In Event

May 01, 2014

ATLANTA (May. 1, 2014) – During the month of May, DEWALT® customers can earn a 10 percent discount on the purchase of a new DEWALT power tool battery by recycling their used rechargeable batteries. The recycling and collection portion of the DEWALT trade-in initiative is being provided by Call2Recycle®, North America’s first and largest consumer battery stewardship and recycling program. 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.