Richard Karn (a.k.a. Al Boreland From Home Improvement) In Toronto To Promote Battery Check Week

In Toronto to Promote Battery Check Week

TORONTO, April 23, 2002 –  Richard Karn (“Al” from the TV Show, Home Improvement, and the international spokesperson of the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation) will be recognizing the rechargeable battery recycling efforts of the City of Toronto Police Department and Home Depot as part of Battery Check Week celebrations next week.

DATE: Thursday, April 25, 2002

TIME: 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Home Depot Leaside
101 Wicksteed Ave.
Toronto M4G 4H9

WHO: Richard Karn (“Al” from the TV Show, Home Improvement)
Jesse Jessop, Home Depot’s Regional Operation Director, Eastern Canada
Betty Disero, Chair, Public Works, City of Toronto
Larry Stinson, Director of Information Technology Services, City of Toronto Police Services

The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) is a nonprofit, public service organization dedicated to rechargeable battery recycling. There are over 30,000 retail and community battery collection locations throughout the U.S. and Canada that participate in RBRC’s battery recycling program.

RBRC is funded by more than 300 manufacturers and marketers of portable rechargeable batteries and products. RBRC’s public education campaign and battery recycling program in the U.S. and Canada – Charge Up to Recycle!® — is the result of the rechargeable power industry’s commitment to conserve natural resources and prevent rechargeable batteries from entering the solid waste stream. To find the nearest drop-off location, call 1-800-8-BATTERY or go to www.rbrc.org.

For more information or to book interviews with Richard Karn, please contact:

Nick Cowling
Edelman Public Relations
(416) 979-1120 ext. 330

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About Call2Recycle®
Call2Recycle is the industry’s first and only product stewardship program for rechargeable batteries. The nonprofit program is administered by the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC), a public service organization dedicated to rechargeable battery recycling. There are more than 30,000 Call2Recycle drop-off locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. More than 175 manufacturers and marketers of portable rechargeable batteries and products show their commitment to conserve natural resources and prevent rechargeable batteries from entering the solid waste stream by funding the Call2Recycle program. In pursuit of its mission, Call2Recycle also collects old cellphones, which are either recycled or refurbished and resold when possible with a portion of the proceeds benefiting select charities. For more information, call 877-2-RECYCLE or visit test.us.call2recycle.org.

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