Call2Recycle Speaks Out to the Environmental Community

While educating consumers about the importance of battery recycling is our focus, just as important, is sharing our expertise with the sustainability industry. Since the start of 2015, we wrote or appeared in several articles on topics from product stewardship to take-back programs and collection best practices. Our aim is to help environmentally-committed audiences understand the battery perspective as part of the broader recycling landscape and to share our best practices. You can read more by clicking on the links ...

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Call2Recycle Presents to Connecticut Environment Committee

Testimony before the Connecticut Environment Committee 

By Carl E. Smith, CEO / President, Call2Recycle, Inc.

Raised Bill 6957

March 11, 2015

Carl Smith 1x1.25-180x200Good morning.  Thank you for the opportunity to testify before you today regarding this committee’s consideration of battery product stewardship legislation.

My name is Carl Smith and I head the non-profit Call2Recycle, Inc., North America’s oldest and arguably most successful product ...

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Everything Old Is New Again…Energizer Creates New Line of Batteries Made With 4% Recycled Battery Content

Energizer_batteries_ecoadvanced_cuponBattery experts have long believed it was impossible to create a new battery made with recycled battery material while maintaining performance. That was true…until now, a recent breakthrough has proven otherwise. Earlier this month, Energizer released a new line of AA batteries, called Energizer® EcoAdvanced™, that are made with four percent post-consumer battery content. This innovation, that took scientists seven years, proves that high-performance batteries can be made through a more ...

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Grainger In-Store ‘Take-Back’ Promotion Collects 11,000+ Pounds of Batteries from Customers

2014GraingerCompetitionCollectionsFinalGlobal industrial supply company Grainger defines sustainability as ‘doing business the right way.’

Grainger’s recycling efforts stretch far and wide, and include cardboard, plastic, paper, electronics and, of course, batteries. But for the company, recycling goes beyond sustainability. It’s a way to bring together customers and team members to do their part to protect the environment.

In September 2014, Grainger launched a three-month take-back challenge to its 365 branches in the U.S.. Stores ...

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