Why First Responder Battery Recycling Programs Are Good for Communities

FireRescue1-5When first responders travel to an emergency, cordless communications and electronic devices are critical to saving time and accurately assessing and communicating the situation. Recycling isn’t a priority like it may be at home or in work environments where travel is not part of the everyday job.  But first responders protect the community and the environment every day in their jobs.  Recycling is a natural extension of this commitment.

Consider the hundreds or ...

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

New Law Will Require Battery Manufacturers to Develop State Recycling Program

ATLANTA, (May 9, 2014) – Vermont lawmakers yesterday passed H. 695, the first single-use battery product stewardship law in the U.S.. 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.

While some municipal governments and private organizations in ...

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Battery Recycling Day a Success

Seattle Residents Weigh In!

JohnCurley_Up_FBJune 28, 2013 marked Seattle’s second Battery Recycling Day which intended to increase awareness of the importance of battery recycling. Response from the Seattle community was outstanding. This year’s campaign generated over two times as many batteries and cellphones as last year. In just five days, more than 1,000 pounds of batteries were collected through The Seattle Public Library, and an additional 1,600 pounds were dropped off at the ...

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TODAY: Seattleites Converge at Westlake Park to Weigh-In on Battery Recycling

Environmentally-Committed Residents, Businesses and Communities Join John Curley to help ‘Tip the Scale’ on Battery Recycling Day

SEATTLE (June 28, 2013) – Residents are encouraged to do their part for the environment by bringing their old batteries to Westlake Park in celebration of the second annual Battery Recycling Day.  The event, hosted by Call2Recycle®—North America’s first and largest consumer battery stewardship program—honors communities and residents who have made recycling and reducing landfill waste a priority.

The celebration is an opportunity for residents ...

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall, Who is the Greenest of Them All?

Neighborhoods vie for honor of Greenest Seattle Neighborhood

SEATTLE, WA (June 19, 2013) – Seattle residents are being asked to take part in a friendly recycling competition June 22-26 to help their neighborhood win the title of Greenest Seattle Neighborhood.

Call2Recycle, North America’s first and largest consumer battery stewardship and recycling program, is partnering with The Seattle Public Library to put battery collection boxes at six different branches across the city. The neighborhood whose box weighs the most will be crowned the ...

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