Turn Back Your clocks – Turn in Your Batteries!

It’s almost that time of the year! This Fall, Call2Recycle will encourage Vermonters to take some extra steps to keep their near and dear ones safe, while making a positive impact on the environment. As residents turn back their clocks on November 6, we invite our collection partners to help spread the word by educating them on the basic safety measures that can be taken to protect their households.

Here are a few easy things to do in less than an hour to ...

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Embracing Closed-loop Recycling and What It Means for Batteries

Achieving success in sustainable initiatives can present a challenge to every organization. As discussed recently in a white paper commissioned by Call2Recycle, Shifting the Focus from End-of-Life Recycling to Continuous Product Lifecycles, organizations that strive to adopt the principles of the circular economy will look at ways to keep materials in the resource stream through the entire value chain. In the case of Call2Recycle, we strive to guarantee that materials collected from our battery recycling programs can be repurposed ...

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British Columbia Youth Environmentalism Leads by Example

BC Green Games Logo_SmallScience World offers free entry for elementary and secondary schools in British Columbia to plan, execute and detail an environmental project. Call2Recycle has proudly sponsored Science World for three years, as part of its ongoing efforts to encourage the adoption of environmentally responsible behavior. This year’s competition was again stunning testimony to the sheer creativity and perseverance of the competitors.

Some schools participating in the ‘B.C. Green Games’ maintained ...

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British Columbia Youth Environmentalism Leads by Example

BC Green Games Logo_SmallScience World offers free entry for elementary and secondary schools in British Columbia to plan, execute and detail an environmental project. Call2Recycle has proudly sponsored Science World for three years, as part of its ongoing efforts to encourage the adoption of environmentally responsible behavior. This year’s competition was again stunning testimony to the sheer creativity and perseverance of the competitors.

Some schools participating in the ‘B.C. Green Games’ maintained ...

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Product Stewardship: Working to Minimize the Environmental Impacts of Products

Recently, I spoke with a young man in his early 20s about recycling and the conversation moved to product stewardship. I asked him if he knew what the term meant. He thought for a moment, shook his head and said, “Product stewardship, what’s THAT?

Industry insiders know the definition of product stewardship to be “the act of minimizing health, safety, environmental and social impacts, and maximizing economic benefits of a product and its packaging throughout all lifecycle stages.” And, ...

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