Libraries Inspire Local Communities to Check in Their Books And Their Batteries

WinnipegWasteAceWinner_2015Winnipeg, Manitoba, lies roughly 1,500 miles (2,414 km) north of Austin, Texas. But residents of both communities shared a common goal this fall–to recycle their used batteries and cellphones as part of a friendly community competition among their local library branches. Thanks to the enthusiastic response of library patrons, an astonishing 10,200 lbs. (4,627 kg) of batteries were collected for recycling.

In Canada, Call2Recycle partnered with Winnipeg Public Library to encourage residents to keep batteries ...

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Austin Resource Recovery

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. The Plan addresses both upstream and downstream policy and program options; green business, green buildings, and jobs; and regional coordination. Austin’s Zero Waste Plan takes into consideration its current and planned public and private solid ...

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Call2Recycle Wraps 2011 Recycling Web Series

Austin Resource Recovery – the road to Zero Waste

ATLANTA (December 8, 2011) The final installment in the “Lessons from the Experts” series features Call2Recycle® and Austin Resource Recovery (a City of Austin service) discussing extended producer responsibility (EPR) and hazardous waste recycling efforts and how the City of Austin is effectively and responsibly handling end-of-life product management.

Call2Recycle, the only free battery and cellphone collection program in North America, is hosting a complimentary webinar series that will discuss issues critical to EPR and ...

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The City of Austin Answers the Call2Recycle This Earth Day

The City of Austin, The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC), the Recycling Alliance of Texas and RadioShack Team Up to Educate Consumers About the Importance of Recycling Rechargeable Batteries

AUSTIN, April 17, 2007 – With Earth Day less than a week away, residents of Austin now have one more way to “think green.” The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC), a nonprofit dedicated to the recycling of rechargeable batteries and cellphones, The Recycling Alliance of Texas and RadioShack today formally launched ...

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